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I Have a royal doulton jar with a lid held in place by a

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Hi I Have a royal doulton jar with a lid held in place by a metal bar on the lid that slides under the lip of the jar
For the markings the lion stands on a circle that says Royal England with nothing in the center of the circle
then under the circle are two numbers
(or it may be 8345)
Can you give me a clue what year this is from? My aunt called it a ginger jar
thank you!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. would

The mark, as you describe it, does not appear to be Royal Doulton. It should contain the words "Royal Doulton." Your description does not include "Doulton" in the circle.

Please send a photo of the jar as well as the marks on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

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Kind regards,