Davenport


 Bute cups were made by Davenport over a long period from the early 1800s probably until the 1850s. Earlier cups are unmarked or have a pattern number. Later cups also have a DAVENPORT mark. The handles are usually simple loops with rounded top attachment. The saucers are like Spode and do not have a protruding footrim.

Examples
Simple Loop handles with rounded top attachment

Simple loop handle with rounded top and pointed lower attachments, set near the top rim.  Finely potted, narrow base. 


Davenport  cup with a simple "loop" handle. Even wall thickness, rounded bottom inside, white body. Saucer marked with pattern number 197 in gilt (ht 2mm). (aj361, h54, w85.5, b34.1 (39.2) handle: h17.4 (23.1), v31.3, w8, 5.7, t5)
Cup with a simple "loop" handle.  Even wall thickness, flat bottom inside, some  glaze crazing and slightly cream body with grey translucency. Not marked.  Possibly Davenport? (aj536, h56.7, w82.3, b41.1 (47.2) handle: h14.8 (21.5), v30.9, w8, 6.3, t4.3)
Cup with a simple "loop" handle.  Even wall thickness and slightly cream body. Transfer decoration. Not marked.  Vertical edges inside footrim. Possibly Davenport. (m027, h57, w86, b (43) ) Miller
Cup with a simple "loop" handle.  Even wall thickness and slightly cream body. Bat print decoration. Not marked.  Rounded edges inside footrim. Possibly Davenport. (m027, h57, w86, b (43) ) Miller
Davenport  cup with a simple "loop" handle.  Even wall thickness, rounded bottom inside, crazed glaze and slightly cream body. Cup and saucer marked with pattern number 184 in red (ht 4mm). (a103,h56.5, w84.5, b36 (40.5) handle: h19 (24), v31, w9, 5.5, t5)
Davenport  cup with a simple "loop" handle.  Heavier potting, rounded bottom inside, crazed slightly cream body.  From Terry Lockett collection. Unmarked. (a104, h57, w84, b40 (44)  handle: h18 (23), v33, w9, 5.5, t4.5)
Davenport  cup with a simple "loop" handle. Decoration is underglaze blue coloured with overglaze orange and gilt. Orange Davenport crown mark (5.8mm ht) on base of cup and saucer which also has impressed DAVENPORT.   (aj450, h62, w83.9, b38.8 (43.1) handle: h16.2 (22.5), v31.8, w8.7, 6.7, t5)
Davenport  cup with a simple "loop" handle. Very restrained gilt decoration on solidly potted whits body. Fuzzy, pale blue Davenport  mark and pattern 2358 in red on base of cup.   (aj468, h56.8, w80.5, b37.9 (42.4) handle: h12.8 (19.4), v29.1, w7.7, 5.9, t4.3)
Davenport  coffee cup with a simple "loop" handle. Very restrained gilt decoration on solidly potted white body. Dull green Davenport  mark and pattern number 2358in red (see right) on base of cup.   (aj469, h59.3, w69, b32.1 (36.6) handle: h13.2 (19.8), v31.1, w7.6, 5.7, t4.6)
Davenport  breakfast "stonechina" cup with wavy edge, and simple "loop" handle. Decorated in "Broseley" transfer pattern with gilt lines.  Blue transfer  Davenport  mark and pattern number 142 in red (see right) on base of cup.   (m030, h80, w93, b (51) ) Miller
Davenport pottery cup with a simple "loop" handle. Decoration is underglaze blue transfer coloured with overglaze enamels. It is marked Davenport in a blue transfer on the base. ca 1840. (aj075, h62.1, w85.5, b40.7 handle: h16, v33.1, w8.6)

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