I was wondering if anyone had insights regarding production of vessels with registry marks. As far as I understand, the registry marks (such as the diamond mark) refers to the date that a pattern or shape was registered with the British Registry & Design office. Since these marks are commonly used as a dating mechanism on archaeological sites, is it possible for some patterns to be produced before or while the registration is applied for (such as US patents today that might take a year or two to actually be granted)? Also, when did the registry start? I had always understood that it began around 1842 but recently encountered a pattern registered in the 1830s. Thanks for any information.
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