Ceramic Trade Marks - D
Initials Used as Trade Marks - D

 

North Staffordshire Pottery Marks

 

Davenport

John Davenport, born in 1765, is said to have begun potting in 1785, first as a workman, and later as a partner with Thomas Wolfe of Stoke. He acquired his own pottery at Longport for the manufacture of earthenware in 1794. In 1830 he retired, and his two sons Henry and William carried on the firm until 1835, when Henry died. This style of the firm then became William Davenport and Company. William died in 1869, and his two sons took over the direction of the business, which remained in the family until 1887.

Davenport Ware

History of Davenport family of potters 

Davenport

Manufacturers (under various styles - W. Davenport & Co. etc.) of earthenwares, porcelain and glass at Longport,
c.1793-1887.

 

Mark

Description & date

Davenport

 


Standard early impressed marks on earthenwares.

The earliest 'Davenport' mark is found in lower case letters

c.1793-1810

 DAVENPORT

 

 


 

Standard early impressed marks on earthenwares.

Upper case letters after 1805

c.1793-1820

 


Impressed
circa 1787 - 1864


Impressed mark - 

The earliest 'Davenport' mark is found in lower case letters

c.1793-1810


 

 

The last two numerals of the year of manufacture were sometimes added on each side of the anchor, '42' for 1842 etc.

Various Printed
Circa 1819 - 1864

 

Standard printed mark found on 'Stone China' wares.

c.1805-20

DAVENPORT

 

Very many printed wares of the 1815-50 period bear different printed marks incorporating the name 'Davenport' and often the name of the pattern.

 

Overglaze printed mark on porcelains, c.1815-30.

Basic mark used later (c.1840+) but then occurs in underglaze blue.


Rare printed mark on early porcelains, prior to 1820; on some seemingly Davenport wares only the name 'LONGPORT' appears.
 

 


 

 

rare printed mark, c.1830-40
Standard printed mark, c.1870-86

 

 

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