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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Anglo-American pottery : old English china with American views, a manual for collectors
(1899)

Davenport,   pp. 92-93


Page 92

ANGLO-AMERICAN POTTERY.
DAVENPORT.
The firm of Davenport & Co. operated works at Longport,
Staffordshire, from 1793, the original buildings having been
erected in 1773. Mr. John Davenport, the founder of the firm,
continued in business until about 1830, when he retired in
favor of his two sons, and at their death a grandson of John
Davenport continued the works. The wares produced by the
Messrs. Davenport have always been of a high standard. Their
dark blue printed pottery was justly celebrated for the excel-
lence of the engraving and the clearness of the printing, but
they do not appear to have issued anything in that color
especially for American consumption. Neither do they seem
to have catered, to any great extent, to the American trade
at a later date, when many of the other English manufacturers
were sending to this country printed ware in other colors. At
least one American design, however, has come to light, bearing
the stamp of the Davenport works. The view referred to,
however, relates to British America.
DESIGNS BY DAVENPORT & CO.
-Designs in Brown, ete Border. Floral Design.-
197. Montreal (City of).


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