Herbert was the eldest son of John, who founded the well-known firm of John Aynsley & Sons.
He had gained much experience in the manufacture of good quality china, having been in business with his father for many years. In 1907 Herbert Aynsley's youngest daughter married Hugh Irving, who was a sales representative for the Rubian Art Pottery Ltd in Longton.
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Look for the cross on the aynsley crown a small drill hole is a second.
The early printed marks from this time to around the 1880s looked like these: Then from the 1880s and 1890s you might find marks like these: In the early 1900s (until around 1920), these were used: Then these during the 1920s to the late 1930s (later ones to the right): The marks illustrated above were generally in black or green.
In around 1924, there was an additional dating system introduced, which makes it possible to determine the actual year of production, but this was not applied to all pieces.
Antique bone China Query - Aynsley teacups:- I have a set of Aynsley teacups and saucers with a cake plate and 6 small plates to match along with a cream jug and sugar bowl.
All have a green Aynsley mark stating 'Aynsley' in a ribbon scroll and 'bone china' over this with a crown between the words 'bone' and 'china'.