Thus 14 indicates the year 1941 and 23 indicates 1950.On some patterns, particularly on china, the date has been written in special ink.
This is the same as 13.9 except for the addition of the words BONE CHINA.
However, the exact date of introduction is not known.
Many dated examples between 19 exist, and occasional examples dated between 19 have also been noted although B.8 was more generally used in those years (with the words MADE IN ENGLAND at the bottom of the mark in place of the single word ENGLAND).
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This mark which differs from B.7 by the omission of the crown was in use between 19. The bottom part only of this mark is found on smaller wares up to the present day and by itself is not a useful indication of date.