Davenport, Banks & Co


Location and period of operation:

Davenport, Banks & Co




(See sources)

Earthenware manufacturers at the Castlefield Pottery Works, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

  • The partners were John Davenport, Edward Banks and James Robert Machin. 

  • The partnership was dissolved on the 9th April 1873 when Edward Banks retired. John Davenport continued with Augustine Beck.  


Subsequently: Davenport, Beck & Co  


The London Gazette, April 18 1873 

notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
 John Davenport, Edward Banks and James Robert Machin




pattern design registration details - held at the design register at the National Archives
registerd 14th March 1867  


Fly Plate Design
Davenport, Banks & Co


Davenport & Banks Etruria 
terracotta bottle vase with islamic style decoration

The Lichfield Jug

'Lichfield Jug' refered to the shape & style of the jug

Davenport & Banks produced The Lichfield Jug in other colours 
and decorations - sometimes with a metal lid



Initials and marks used on ware for identification:

D B & Co

these initials were also used by
the sucessor company 
Davenport, Beck & Co.  



printed or impressed mark 



The Lichfield Jug
Davenport Banks & Co, Etruria

the registration diamond gives
a registration date of 12th January 1863 


the former Castlefield Pottery Works in 1928

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