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An antique DAVENPORT comport or footed bowl or dish. It has the Hop pattern on it & looks to be hand coloured. Davenport appears to have gone out of business in the 1870s-80s odd & this, by the marks etc appears to be somewhere approx give or take, 1804-1820s or thereabouts. The impression into the clay is very hard to read, & my camera can't pick it up, so please do not ask. But probably any expert who is interested in almost 200 year old pottery will know about this. (I actually have three pieces on three different auctions, so just search the same auction title & you will find the others - untill they sell of course. But just to make clear, this auction is for ONE piece, & ONE piece only. The same piece that is in the photo) the piece has The Hop pattern (as stamped under neath) on it, & it looks like the transfer or prints have been hand coloured with red. It measures approx 290mm x 210mm at its widest & approx 70mm high. It has Backstamp of Hop & Davenport, as per photo. Has handwritten in red, a very faded 1804, going by what the others say. Has imprinted into it (hard to make out & this is my best guess) a 16 (on top of) DAVENPORT (curved over an image of an) anchor. Can mostly make out this by comparing all 3 pieces, its my best guess as somes not clear, but makes sense when compared with the others. Going by what I can see on the other auctions, it say OPAQUE CHINA Perhaps the 16 ? signifies 1816 ? or the handwritten number 1804 ? Condition. Flash makes it a little brighter than in real life. No chips, but theres a hairline on the edge, approx 25mm long, can not really see it from the top, but see it underneath, & another small one, a little line underneath & there is quite a bit of glaze crazing, & some of that has stained or marked. Not too bad I think for its age. Someone with knowledge may be able to remove that, but either way, for a piece that is perhaps 180-200 years old, its not bad. Anyway, sold as is, however old it is. Great for collectors or people who know about these. Thanks. refN2435055B Please click here to ask a question
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