This took the form of a small graphic illustration below the main mark and later, from 1938, a Roman numeral.
The early Chelsea Derby marks can be attributed to the Nottingham Road factory and date to between c1770 and c1784.
The crown and interlinked D’s are now within a circle of ROYAL CROWN DERBY – ENGLISH BONE CHINA. This mark including popular Imari pattern number 1128 and with Roman Numeral year cypher for 1982.
Derby porcelain also included a date cypher with most base marks produced at the Osmaston Road factory.
We are gazing into a mystery whose true dimensions and physical composition our senses are unable to pinpoint, a mystery sealed away in perpetuity.
You may look at it but you cannot touch it." After research comes the realization that paperweights have a rich and glorious history.