This elegant waste bowl (from a tea service) was made by Davenport of Longport, Staffordshire between 1830-1850. It is hand painted with cobalt blue grape leaves, touches of yellow, and lots of gilding. It is 5-3/4" in diameter and 3-1/4" high.
It is in good condition. There are no chips*, no cracks, no crazing, no repairs, and no wear to the gilding or decoration. There are several odd areas of discoloration inside the bowl. (*There is a small nick on the foot rim. ) It does not ring when tapped. It would display nicely on a high shelf, or perhaps filled with something decorative.
According to Geoffrey Godden, the brown mark on the bowl should date pre-1830, because after 1830 the mark used was blue. Despite this, the pattern number of 2556 would seem to indicate c.1850, according to John Twitchett, writing the Davenport chapter for "Staffordshire Porcelain".
It is marked with Godden's mark #1191 in brown, (the "ribbon mark"), and the pattern number 2556 hand painted in yellow-brown.
Note: There are other matching pieces to the tea set available in my shop: a teapot with stand, a cup and saucer, and two square dessert plates.
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Antique Davenport Waste Bowl, Bone China, Hand Painted Cobalt Blue & Gold, 19th C