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Dating early Derby is slightly more difficult than the more modern Royal Crown Derby, but dating Derby porcelain is much easier than many of the early English porcelain factories. Marks on the bases of early soft paste Derby figures indicate the points where supports were used to prevent the porcelain dating royal crown derby paperweights during the firing of the glaze. Large crown in red with large D below. Robert Bloor took control of the Derby factory in and immediately began to build a team of very fine painters. Later variation of the Bloor Derby Mark with crown in the centre. Derby also used incised marks on their early figures, consisting of N o and a number.
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