Davenport: China, Earthenware And Glass, 1794-1887
Publish Date: 1990-05-01
Author: Terence A. Lockett Geoffrey A. Godden
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This book is the most thorough and detailed study yet produced of the Davenport factory and its celebrated wares. The firm of Davenport ("Manufacturers to Their Majesties" of "China, Earthenware and Glass") had its origins in the late eighteenth century and for nearly one hundred years, at various factories at Longport in Staffordshire, it was one of the leading potteries in Britain along with Minton, Spode/Copeland and Wedgwood, with an export trade that was as large as any in the country. Terrence A. Lockett and Geoffrey A. Godden have had access to contemporary documents and have studied the vast amount of new material that has come to light in recent years. A full chapter has been devoted to the Davenport glasswares, and the early porcelain wares, earthenwares and stonewares, as well as the blue-printed and multi-coloured printed wares of the period 1794-c1844, are the subject of detailed examination. A helpful list of patterns is provided and there are over 300 illustrations including thirty plates in full color.