Royal doulton identifying marks dating
Herbert was the eldest son of John, who founded the well-known firm of John Aynsley & Sons.
He had gained much experience in the manufacture of good quality china, having been in business with his father for many years. In 1907 Herbert Aynsley's youngest daughter married Hugh Irving, who was a sales representative for the Rubian Art Pottery Ltd in Longton.
These may be followed in the Paragon backstamps from 1933 onwards.Some later Paragon patterns from this period continued in production under Royal Albert and were still available until the Royal Albert name was discontinued by Doulton.In 1926 Paragon introduced the 'Two for Joy' design to commemorate the birth of HRH Princess Elizabeth.Wild & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of Royal Albert bone china, in 1960.In July 1964, Wild and its subsidiary companies, including Paragon, merged with the Lawley Group Ltd which later that year changed its name to Allied English Potteries Ltd.