Produced by noted Haviland and Co of Limoges France expressly for...
*Davis Collamore, the high end retailer in New York (see back mark and history*)
Gorgeous gold embellished Turkey oyster plate having...
Five white realistic oyster shaped wells showing their pink/brown muscle scars and outlined in deep
Four highly glazed raccoon oysters with generous gilded accents makes
this ornate turkey very special!
Bright Red Ground with Dark Green Ribbons with gold highlights say...
Excellent Condition with NO issues or paint wear
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 and Villeroy &
Boch also appear with the firm's marks. Davis Collamore
was among the first to recognize the beauty and value of
American-made cut glass and also offered Rookwood Pottery.
Davis, born in Scituate, Massachusetts to a family settled
there since 1639, was the youngest of twelve children. At
the age of sixteen he moved to New York City to be employed
by his brother Ebenezer, an importer of glass and china, at
171 Broadway. In 1842 he established his own business, at
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, 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 to about 1920, when
new premises were constructed for the firm at 15 East 56th Street
Davis Collamore & Co.'s premises also matched the moves uptown of
fashionable New Yorkers. An ad for tea and dinner services advertised
from the firm's early premises, at 479 Broadway, just below Broome
Street, appeared in Harper's Weekly, 25 April 1863. Retail shops were
opened at Broadway and 21st Street, then at 48th and Fifth Avenue and
finally at 7 and 9 East 52nd Street. There was a branch at the fashionable
resort of Newport, Rhode Island.
In 1864 he purchased seventy acres at Orange, New Jersey and retired to
the country house he built there.
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