Gorgeous Haviland & Co. Pre-1890's "Red Turkey" Decor 9" Oyster Plate Made Especially For Gilman Collamore & Co. 19 Union Square, NY
Davis Collamore & Co. was a high-end New York City importer of porcelain and glass, headed by Davis Collamore (7 October 1820 — 13 August 1887). The firm, rivals to Tiffany & Co. and Black Starr & Frost, commissioned designs from Copeland Spode and Thomas Minton Sons, that featured hand-painted details over transfer-printed outlines and often rich gilding. Porcelain by Haviland, Royal Worcester, and Villeroy & Boch also appear with the firm's stamped underglaze marks integrated with the manufacturer's.
His brother Gilman Collamore (1834—1888) came to join him in 1854. Gilman established his own business in 1861. Gilman Collamore & Co., in premises at 731 Broadway in 1861, then occupied premises in Union Square before taking two storeys of showrooms in The Wilbraham, a fashionable block of bachelor flats at Fifth Avenue and 30th Street, that opened in 1890; about 1920 new premises were constructed for the firm at 15 East 56th Street
This is a fine early example of a unmarked Haviland & Co Pre-1890 Oyster Plate made especially for "Gilman Collamore & Co., 19 Union Square, NY".
The beautiful hand painted Haviland Oyster Plate, which measures 9" wide has been decorated with the desirable "Turkey" motif. The Turkey décor has been decorated in black with heavy gold accenting. The beautiful background is a deep Ruby Red décor with heavy gold accenting throughout.
The attractive Turkey Oyster Plate is in good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage....with the heavy gilded gold being exceptional with the lightest of wear.
The Turkey Oyster Plate displays the Importers Mark underglaze: "Gilman Collamore & Co. 19 Union Square".
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