Davenport porcelain mug, printed view ‘Present from Ottery’

$165.00 AUD

Davenport porcelain mug, printed in black to the front with a large church building with multiple figures strolling by, inscribed ‘A PRESENT FROM OTTERY / Collegiale Church Ottery St Mary’.
Circa 1855

wear to gilt rim, otherwise excellent

ref. Lockett ‘Davenport’ p106 for an identical mug with Litchfield Cathedral depicted.
The ‘Collegiale’ is french for Collegiate, (meaning ‘belonging or relating to a college or its students’) and its inclusion in the inscription is curious, an antiquated term that reflects the origins of St Mary’s, Ottery: it was consecrated in 1260 under the patronage of Rouen Cathedral, France, as the manor & church had been under French patronage since before the Norman invasion !




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