Not sure if this helps but the three dimples in the cup remind me of 'Toogoods patent' which was used from the early 20th century on. I believe this was for stacking and packaging with string for export etc. I collect 19th - 20th century transfer printed brewery ceramics and find sometimes the underglaze transfer stands proud when looking from an angle. I think this is something to do with the firing. Also period pottery always feels heavy compared to more modern types.
Good luck in your quest to return the items but after 7-8 months since purchase you may struggle.
01-05-2016 09:15 AM
Thanks for the response Mark
What do you mean by the under glaze transfer ?
Many thanks for the information Mark, thanks for taking the time
I did not realise that transfers were used to apply the factory marks
Why do they use transfer printing and not stamp the marks directly to the china ?
Last edited by HistoryMan; 01-05-2016 at 09:20 PM.