Daniel Backstamps

 

H & R Daniel

 

Makers of the finest late Regency Porcelain

DANIEL BACKSTAMPS

Backstamps have been recorded on Daniel wares over the years but are somewhat rare. A few of them are listed below. This list forms only a small part of the discovered marks, some of which are attributed to Henry and Richard Daniel during their years of production. However, over the centuries other Daniel potters occasionally marked their wares, some times this was a mandatory requirement, as in the case of mid 17th centurary 'Butter Pots' which were then subjet to an early form of 'Weights & Measures' legislation.

 

If viewers of this website should have any other Daniel marks we would be more than happy to add them to this section.

A recent discovery of an unusual back-stamp is illustrated below. The mark was found on the underside of an earthenware tankard manufactured by Daniel & Cork in around 1866.

For a more comprehensive description of this Daniel & Cork partnership please visit the 'Recent Discoveries' section of this site.

Daniel and Son

H & R Daniel 1822 - 1846

 

WILLIAM DANIEL 1631 -

Impressed mark on part of a butter pot on display in the Stoke Museum. The 4 indicates the pot was made after 1662 when an act of Parlament stipulated that all pots were to be stamped with the weight of the vessel and the makers name.

THOMAS DANIEL 1641 -

Impressed mark on a butter pot Circa 1665

Found when excavating in Birch Croft, Burslem

Richard Daniel

The next update will include a wonderful piece on which this backstamp was found.

May 2015

 

Below is an example of a ‘Back-stamp’ that can, and probably will, lead to some discussion amongst H&R Daniel collectors.

It was a recent acquisition of a Plain Edge cup and saucer decorated in Imari colours, which in itself is interesting given that the decoration is not immediately recognisable, but it’s what was found on the underside of the saucer that really grabs the attention.

Little else needs to be said, except please look at the photographs below.

I fully appreciate that the image of the ‘Back-stamp’ is fuzzy, that’s down to the fact that the mark itself is fuzzy, but the words ‘Brunswick Japan’ are still easily readable.

The dealer from whom the piece was purchased is well known by collectors as a good source of Daniel items, and labelled the cup and saucer as Daniel, since when several other collectors, who are well known amongst the Daniel fraternity are also inclined to agree. Interesting???

 

Tony Shaw

The French Connection

 

Over the years several Back-stamps that have been attributed to various members of the Daniel family have been well documented. Many of these marks are extremely rare, and some are so unique that they have perhaps only been found on a single piece.

During a recent trawl through a Stafford Antiques Fair at the County Showground one of these unusual back-stamps came to light. On a trade stand, which is well known to Daniel collectors, was a very pretty Shrewsbury pattern Sugar-box, in a style of decoration that was perhaps an unknown pattern (certainly to me).

Before I receive an avalanche of emails I am only too well aware that the lid is a ‘marriage’ - albeit being a very good colour match, and it was the seller who initially pointed this out. The pattern number of the lid is 4337. But the base??? Suggestions most welcome.

The style and decoration was in itself very interesting, but when I turned the piece over my interest rocketed to ‘Off scale’.

Sitting between the four feet of the Sugar-box was a back-stamp, the like of which I had never seen before, although I accept that the mark may be familiar to some H&R Daniel collectors who have access to a copy of Geoffrey Godden’s ‘Staffordshire Porcelain’ (page 286). The retailers mark, as can be seen in the picture, shows a pair of panelled doors with an address of a French street, and yes, I have used the Street-view ‘app’ in Google Maps, only to find that Number 29 now appears to be a Parisian Street Cafe.

This acquisition proves that these unusual Daniel pieces are still out there waiting to be found.

 

Tony Shaw

 

Backstamp follow-up (from far away Perth WA)

 

Many thanks for your email; we have enjoyed greatly browsing through the new information and additions. The fruit basket is lovely and certainly a spectacular find; I live in hope that the teapot to match our set is lurking somewhere in a dusty Perth cupboard.

I find the French stamp intriguing too. Still so much to know. I saw that ‘Galignani’s Illustrated Paris Guide’ book which was published from 1827 mentions that the Cafe du Vaudeville was located at 29 Place de la Bourse, and was certainly there in the 1840’s according to a later edition of the same book.

Thanks again for taking the time to write to me and best wishes for further discoveries.

Kindest regards,

Tim

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