This is a unique early antique tea cup and saucer in the Imari pattern by Davenport. The set has a brown Davenport back stamp on the base including pattern number 2617. The was made between 1815-1830 which makes it very early Davenport porcelain.
Davenport Pottery was an English earthenware and porcelain manufacturer based in Longport, Staffordshire. The business was owned and run by the Davenport family, between 1794 and 1887.John Davenport (1765-1848) establish his own pottery firm in 1794. The Longport based Davenport factory started making cream coloured blue-white transfer pattern earthenware.
After a short period making glassware Davenport started making porcelain items in 1805. By 1806 the quality of his wares were so highly recognised that The Prince of Wales (later George IV) ordered a service. In 1830 John Davenport transferred ownership to his sons William and Henry, he then became a Member of Parliament representing Stoke serving two terms. William continued to run the Davenport factory after the death of his brother in 1835. The family continued to run the business until 1887 when it was sold to Thomas Hughes.
The set is in excellent antique condition with no sign of damage, repaired or crazing and still rings nicely when tapped, There is very minor rubbing to gilding as would be expected for this age (Over 190 years old)
The picture has "bright areas" which are reflections not damage.
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Davenport cup and saucer in Imari pattern, c1815-1830
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