Grimwades & Davenport
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It was not uncommon for potters to inherit or buy patterns from other companies. For example Francis Morley on taking over the business of Ashworths, bought up the moulds and patterns of the well-known firm of Mason of Lane Delph. It is in virtue of this that the Trade Mark of Geo. L. Ashworth and Brothers bears the name 'Masons' with a crown and the words 'Patent Ironstone China'.
Grimwades (1900 - present) must have acquired some designs of Davenports (c.1793-1887). The following pattern "GENOA" was manufactured by Grimwades but also bears the name "Davenport" and we know that the identical pattern and pattern name was used by Davenports, the ware being marked with the Davenport anchor.
Grimwades Genoa Davenport ashtray - measures 5 3/4" across.