Ceramic Trade Marks - B
Initials Used as Trade Marks - B


North Staffordshire Pottery Marks




Index page for Booths Ltd



Manufacturer of earthenwares at Tunstall.

c. 1891-1948

Dates given by the marks are the date of first introduction.
Many of the marks were used interchangably and repeated over the years. 


Description & date

Printed mark, 1891-1906

with the use of the trade name "Royal Semi Porcelain"




Blue printed or painted mark found on Booths reproductions of 18th-century blue and white Worcester porcelain, c. 1905-20.

Other marks used by this firm incorporate the name 'BOOTHS'.

NOTE: Booths' reproductions are of opaque earthernwares, whereas the originals were in transparent porcelain.





Printed marks c. 1906+

With or without "England"


Note the use of the trade mark "Silicon China"







as well as the printed mark this example has the impressed name BOOTHS together with the numbers 7.27


7.27 is the date of manufacture - July 1927





These three marks are all found on the same plate.  


Standard "Silicon China" mark with "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"



This impressed "BOOTHS" mark was on the same ware as the printed Great Britain mark above.

The numbers 7.38 indicate the date of manufacture - July 1938


"GR VI" is for King George VI who became king of the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) in 1936. 





Printed mark 1912+

With or without "England" or "Made in England" underneath the mark.


Sometimes with "1750" divided either side of the mark.

The date of 1750 is not that of Booths Ltd who started operation in 1891.  
The earliest date of Thomas Booth  & Co. was c.1868 at the Knowels Works in Burslem.
The 1750 either refers to a distant relation or to the date a potworks that Booths used was first established. 



Printed marks 1930+

Sometimes with "Booths Limited England"

there were variations on these marks to 1948.



Grand Depot
E Bourgeois
Importe D Angleterre


The Emile Bourgeois Grand Depot, 21 Rue Drouot, Paris was founded in 1863 and was the largest house in the world for table, dessert and crystal services.

Booth's was one of the English companies who supplied to the Grand Depot in Paris


Silicon China

The Booths pattern OR REPOUSSE was a guilded pattern meant to reflect the metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief

the hand painted number 7591 indicated the decorator who applied the guilding 


Silicon China

printed mark with impressed BOOTHS


MING is the pattern name 

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