Davenport Ware

Davenport Ware:

A cream-coloured earthenware made by John Davenport of Longport, Stoke-on-Trent beginning in 1793.

Davenport had great success with pierced openwork-rimmed plates, either painted or transfer printed. He produced domestic bone china from 1800 and by 1810 was operating on a large scale; the business continued until 1887. Gilding (an extensive use of coloured grounds, flower-encrusted borders, brilliantly naturalistic fruit and flower decorations) and Japan patterns were favoured by Davenport.

Examples of Davenport Ware
Marks on Davenport Ware

Example of Davenport Ware
Example of Davenport Ware
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