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The characters of the mark are irregularly positioned suggesting each character was individually impressed.   However, the same irregularities are found in other Davenport pieces proving the use of a somewhat irregular stamp. The mark is 1.125 inches long and 0.125 inches high. The impressed mark also has a double stock (crossbar) apparently made from the impression of a screw head.  This would indicate that the upper and lower case mark was produced with a metal stamp attached to a handle with a single screw.


Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Landscapes and Waterscapes

Series Type: Gothic Ruins

Date: c. 1800 - 1820


  • Diameter: 8.25 in (20.955 cm)

Maker: Davenport

Maker's Mark:

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An earthenware plate printed  in blue with the Fisherman's Tale pattern with an octagonal indented rim and a flat bottom without a foot ring.  It is one of eight patterns in a series named Gothic Ruins, sometimes also known as the Fisherman Series. It has a rare impressed maker's mark with upper and lower case characters arranged in a slightly distorted arc.