I don't seem to be able to find this specific pattern on Wedgwood china page. What a nice pitcher jug you have by the way - 17cm is about 6.5 inches - just right for filling with milk for the family breakfast table (my mother hated bottles or cartons on the table! If any wares have '& CO' in the pottery mark or stamp then it does not belong to Josiah Wedgwood but to Wedgwood & Co.It's marked in the bottom with Wedgwood & Co Ltd, and then it looks like it says Englake, Viking. The Wedgwood & Co pottery, founded 1860 (became a "Limited Company" in 1900) by Enoch Wedgwood of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.Ultimately the firm became known as "Unicorn Potteries".There seems to be a lot of sellers on ebay trying to pass off their wares as J. There is nothing wrong with Wedgwood & Co as a company, they made nice quality wares and weren't trying to fool anyone - after all we should all be allowed to call a company by our own name (the different branches of the family had been making china tableware in Stoke for countless generations before Josiah bigged it up).
Wedgwood, which began potting majolica in 1861, used a simple letter system to mark its earthenware and pearlware.My service is unique online and is designed to protect my site visitors from wasting their time and money online.Getting back to Messrs Wedgwood: In case any visitors looking for help with the real Josiah Wedgwood pottery marks find this page, I will list the dating marks: With Wedgwood marks you can pin-point to a certain month. The last letter depicts the year of manufacture: O - 1860P - 1861Q -1862R - 1863S - 1864T - 1865U - 1866V - 1867W -1868X - 1869Y - 1870Z - 1871A -1872B - 1873C - 1874D -1875E -1876F - 1877G - 1878H -1879I - 1880J - 1881K - 1882L - 1883M - 1884N - 1885From 1886 -1897 The date letters 'O' to 'Z' are repeated and from 1891 the words 'ENGLAND' should appear on the piece.If it were readable it would also give us the exact day the design was registered by Wedgwood.Unfortunately it's necessary to note that a monkey wrench can be thrown into this entire process because there were occasions when the first letter and second letter were switched so that the month letter was the second one.
We are unable to buy everything that is offered to us, and realise that selling your china can feel like a daunting task.