The Watermarks Database includes images of each watermark as well as, where known, other useful information: date of manufacture, date of usage, provenance, sheet thickness and details of the mill or firm that made the sheet.

The dates given are from a range of sources: some watermarks include a date of manufacture, in other cases the document is dated, or the file it came from is dated. Where there is a range of dates given it indicates that we have seen a number of examples over this range, a single date indicates we have only seen one example of this watermark.

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Date of usage

Thickness (µm)

Watermark Symbol