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Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, commonly known as Wedgwood, is a fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories company founded in 1759 by English potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood. Wedgwood is one of England's finest porcelain companies, and has been in business for more than 250 years. Today, Wedgwood is part of a larger holding company that includes Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood, Rosenthal and Royal Doulton.

Date Codes on Wedgwood

Beginning in 1860, Wedgwood adopted a date code system. Three letters are present, with the last letter representing the year, beginning with the letter O in 1860, continuing to Z in 1871, then starting at A in 1872, then again in 1898. In 1907 the scheme changed, where the first letter changed to the number 3, and the letter J representing 1907. In 1924, the first digit changed to the number 4, and the letters cycled back to the letter A. In 1930, the last two number of 4 digits were the year. In the 1950s and after, the two digit year stood alone.

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