This wonderful English china toast rack was made by Mintons for Davis Collamore store in New York. It has a bright white background with wonderful purple floral and scroll transfers applied. 6 pairs of arches form dividers for the toast. The rim, the arches and the ornate handles at each end have been accented with gold. This piece does not have any chips but does have a 1' hairline, barely visible on top but can be seen underneath. Please see pictures. Besides the stamp on bottom it is other embosses unclear. Beautiful rare estate find 1902-1911
Davis Collamore & Co. was a high-end New York City importer of porcelain and glass. 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 under glaze marks integrated with the manufacturers.
Backstamp: Mintons & Collamore stamp with embossed "Mintons" and an "s" with 2 and shield
Measures: 9 ¾" L x 4" W
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