Pair Minton coffee cups and saucers made for Davis Collamore & Co. New York, circa 1915

Davis Collamore & Co. was a high-end New York City importer of porcelain and glass, headed by Davis Collamore (7 October 1820 — 13 August 1887). 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 underglaze marks integrated with the manufacturer’s. Davis Collamore was among the first to recognize the beauty and value of American-made cut glass and also offered Rookwood Pottery, for which they were the representatives at the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1889. Retail shops were opened at Broadway and 21st Street, then on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 37th Street, and then, in 1911, at 48th and Fifth Avenue and finally at 7 and 9 East 52nd Street.

Diameter of the saucer: 4 ⅜”

Condition: A ¼” faint hairline in one cup



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