A Ruby Lustre Wall Plate, circa 1880 the well painted with a mountain goat and sickle moon, surrounded by a stylised fish-scale and flower border 29.5cm diam, stamped 'J.H Davis H'
£700 - 900
820 - 1,100
US$ 1,100 - 1,400
Prior to his pottery's move to Fulham, De Morgan obtained certain blank earthenware pieces from external factories such as tiles from Poole and Wedgwood. It is documented that one of his suppliers was J. H. Davis of Hanley who provided dishes, such can be seen here and the next lot in this auction.
For further reading see Gaunt & Clayton-Stamm William De Morgan, Studio Vista, 1971.