Inscription: [on underside of .1b in ink, or faded gold, barely legible]: Jos[iah?] W[edgwod] Swan Vase
Notes on Inscripiton:
Using a strong raking light Richard Stone in Conservation reported (December 1995) it was possible to read further words on .1b from a faint dulling of the surface, viz: "15 guineas...M...71...Harris" and he thought that the original inscription was made in some kind of chemical gold.
Marking:  [impressed on inner surface of base, under the yellow glaze]: DDE (or DDB); W; WEDGWOOD; O
 [painted on underside of cover, under the glaze]: M (or could be a W or a 3) in purple; and again under the glaze of the inner surface of the base, in manganese