970. Antique Pair English Georgian Stoneware Davenport Tankards Mugs Equine Hunting

Rare identical Pair of early George III Davenport English feldspathic glazed stoneware pair of Tankards of generous proportions. Circa 1800-1810. 

Each light gilt rimmed cream coloured body is decorated with engine turning at base, the main central band in relief depicting hunting scenes in landscape with riders, horses and dogs. The applied scroll handles part painted in dark brown glaze.   

The British Museum in Great Russell Street London has one identical example currently on view. 

Height: (an impressive) 5.25” (13.5cm). Width: (at top including handles) 6.5” (16.5cm). Diameter: (at base) 4.75” (12.25cm). 

Condition: Superb Good condition for such early items. There is a hairline which goes all way around at base of one, see final image for close up, also wear to gilded rims. Impressed mark DAVENPORT at base. 

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Worldwide fixed price Store to door shipping. 

Feldspathic glazes of porcelain. Lead glazes, plain or coloured, are shiny and transparent after firing, which need only about 800 °C (1,470 °F). They have been used for about 2,000 years in China e.g. sancai, around the Mediterranean, and in Europe e.g. Victorian majolica. Salt-glaze, mostly European stoneware.