After many years of watching ebay items that are listed under the above category I am amazed at how many people try to trick other ebay members into buying pieces that are not genuine Royal Worcester. Pieces described as "made by royal worcester but not stamped " or " ex worcester artist " are simply trying to convince you that it is as good as buying the genuine article, that's about the same as saying that a guy who works for Rolls Royce who builds a car in his garage at home would qualify it as a Rolls Royce!!! I don't think so, it may be good but it is still NOT the real thing.......so why do these people do this ? only one reason I can think of and that is to try to fool less suspecting members into buying something they think is genuine RW.
I have spoken to many people who have been tricked in this way and can only offer this advice........READ THE DESCRIPTION VERY CAREFULLY........IF THERE IS NO PICTURE OF THE BACKSTAMP ON THE LISTING ASK FOR A PHOTOGRAPH........AND MOST OF ALL IF IT DOESN'T SAY ROYAL WORCESTER ON THE BACKSTAMP THEN IT ISN'T