Set 6 Davenport Pot de Cremes
An early set of Davenport stoneware. John Davenport, born in 1765, is said to have begun potting at aged 10. In 1794, he acquired a pottery to begin manufacturing earthenware, founding a company that stayed in the family for over 100 years. The company successfully produced porcelain, as well as stoneware, such as these pot de cremes. The quality of manufacture was superb, and resulted in his producing for the Prince of Wales.
This set of a transfer pattern, known as Muleteer, was one of the early productions. The cups are in very good condition, still having a very strong, nice blue colour and clear images.