Majolica was introduced at Wedgwood about 1860. Although it derives its name from Italian Renaissance majolica, Victorian majolica is made of earthenware covered with bright, colored glazes, usually transparent, but sometimes opaque.
In 1860, the Wedgwood factory initiated the use of impressed, three-letter marks on all of its earthenware productions. The first letter indicates the month, the second the potter, and the third the year. While the names of the potters remain for the most part unknown today, the first and third letter provide a key to […]