This is a rare and early Davenport Stone China Soup Plate which dates c.1805-20. The pattern is called "Stork", and the pattern number, 24, is written on the back. This is one of Davenport's very few Chinoiserie patterns.
The gorgeous pattern features polychrome enamels with a stork, chrysanthemum and peony in an oriental garden. There are underglaze blue transfers and underglaze cobalt blue, with orange, pink, and brown over-glaze enamels with gilding.
The soup plate is 9-1/2" (24 cm) in diameter, and has a scalloped edge. It is 1-5/8" high at the edge. The mark on the back is Godden's 1183, a blue printed DAVENPORT STONE CHINA with anchor. He dates this mark 1805-20.
The soup plate in excellent condition. There is wear only to the gilding of the edge. There is a glazed-over frit mark, and a scratch to the glaze shown in the close-up photo. There are a few blue spots on the edge of the well, done in the making. There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing, and no repairs. The plate rings when tapped.
We also have an 8" plate available in this pattern.
This pattern is a match to the Ralph & James Clews pattern called " Crane in Chinese Garden". A photo of the Clews plate in this pattern is on page 142 of Griselda Lewis' "A Collector's History of English Pottery".
Additional note: just found this pattern shown as an example of Davenport wares on "thepotteries" website. It is a non-profit, educational site for The Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent, England: the home of the North Staffordshire Potteries.
Note: I have 2 of these soup plates available. The price listed is for one.
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