Dating spode china marks
In 1973 when the brand was bought out by the Wedgwood group, Greens were still based at the original Minerva works, employing over 200 decorators.
These items are future antique bone china items - so watch out for them. Royal Stanley is a backstamp of Colclough and also has a page to itself - see Royal Stanley.
Thomas Green (senior) was employed at one of the Burleigh pottery factories in 1790, but records show he officially founded his "Churchill Works" in the autumn of 1795.
The company who only later in their history started calling themselves 'Crown Staffordshire', began full scale production of quality wares at the famous Minerva Works in Fenton, Staffs (the site where Crown Staffordshire operated from until the 1950s) in the early 1800's.
According to their own backstamps, and the Minerva factory entrance plaque, the establishment date was 1801.
However, trading under the name ‘Green’ in various guises, Crown Staffordshire was first used by the company in 1897.