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Post by bistoboy on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:09 pm

bought today - anyone know the patte Clap rn name, designer, year (approx) of this Grays P

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Post by bistoboy on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:10 pm

not sure where the Clap came from
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Re: Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Post by Davee on Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:02 am

Just a suggestion, but have you gone down the Susie Cooper route?

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Post by bistoboy on Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:44 am

no, haven't looked up Susie Cooper designs. Had a look at grayspottery.co.uk but couldn't see it on their list of patterns gallery. Will try looking at Susie Cooper designs now though. thanks davee
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Post by bistoboy on Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:50 am

just checked and found that Grays pottery mark with "Stoke on Trent" under the Galleon was after Susie had left the factory. So mine can't be by her. Pity.
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Re: Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Post by Davee on Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:51 am

Samuel C Talbot was designer at Gray's after Cooper left, it looks similar to some of his work. Just a quick search and I found this one thats similar in colouring and style.

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/name/talbot-samuel-c/35493/

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Post by Adam20 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:26 pm

I think this has a 50s feel to it - reminds me of Poole items from that era.

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Post by bistoboy on Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:10 pm

thanks for the link Davee - i think you maybe correct. There's a coffeepot on the grayspottery website that is the same colours by Sam Talbot and similar in style. So, possibly 1930s. I agree with you Adam, it's similar to Poole's 1950s freeform stuff.
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Grays Pottery Jug - does anyone recognise the design?

Post by NicolaP on Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:33 am

I think this is 1950s or thereabouts and was wondering if someone recognised the design. I saw a Grays plate recently by Suzy Cooper and this looks to be very similar. Just the grays stamp , no other marks at all. Anyone recognise it?



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Re: Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Post by big ed on Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:45 am

Grays moved to Stoke in 1934, closed in 1961, Susie Cooper worked for them before that 1922-29,

Sam talbot is a possible designer of your cup

http://www.grayspottery.co.uk/designer-talbot.htm

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Re: Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Post by NicolaP on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:29 am

Thanks Ed - I can see the similarities in their work and if you look closely on one of the photos on the paintress designers page, at the very edge I think there is an identical jug in a different colourway. So I was wrong thinking it was the 50's - definitely mid 30's. Thanks a lot. Its nice to know more about it. i'm off to hunt for any hidden signatures on the front of the vase!!
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Post by mal on Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:31 pm

I found this BEAUTIFUL piece at the bottom of a box today. I think the mark says Grays Pottery Stoke on Trent England, but I'd like confirmation please. It's about 40 cms long!
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Post by studio-pots on Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:08 am

Yes, it's a long flower arranging "vase" by them from 1934 or after, as they moved from Hanley to Stoke in 1934.

It is where Susie Cooper started her career but was made after she had left.

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Post by pot-bellied amateur on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:08 pm

Another one from my friend's shelf. Am I right in suggesting that this is around the mid-30s?






Sorry about the quality of the second shot.
It says simply
Grays Pottery
Stoke on Trent
with a decorator's number 2306.

Thanks for looking.
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Post by studio-pots on Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:01 pm

Yes, mid to late 1930s or could just be post War. Definitely after 1933.

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Post by pot-bellied amateur on Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:25 pm

Thanks S-P.
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Re: Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Post by denbydump on Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:28 am

These "Banded wares" are usually attibuted to Susie Cooper, who introduced
them, while at Grays, in 1928, but probably continued in production after she left
in 1929.
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Re: Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Post by NaomiM on Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:51 pm

Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent. 10" plate with the mark for the 1940s-50s, and double stamp (Gray's mark stamped over the mark of the factory supplying the blanks). with pink Sunderland lustre and black transfer print tiled Mariner's Compass - similar transfer to those used in the early days of the Portmeirion Pottery





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Re: Gray's Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Post by denbydump on Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:08 pm

These lustre ware fancies, were ordered by SW Ellis to be sold in the Portmerion
"Ship shop" c1958/9, using Gray's stock transfers, Soon after she started doing
her own distinctive designs to put on similar pieces .
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Post by NaomiM on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:32 am

Cheers, Denby. I thought there must be a connection because the design on this is very similar to the ship ones on my Portmeirion coffee pot

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