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Post by bistoboy on January 7th 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 January 7th 2012, 10:10 pm

not sure where the Clap came from
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Post by Davee on January 8th 2012, 12:02 am

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

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Post by bistoboy on January 8th 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 January 8th 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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Post by Davee on January 8th 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 January 8th 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 January 8th 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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Post by NicolaP on March 7th 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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Post by big ed on March 7th 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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Post by NicolaP on March 7th 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 February 5th 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! Gray's Pottery, Hanley & Stoke on Trent. 20140110
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Post by studio-pots on February 6th 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 September 17th 2014, 5:08 pm

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

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Stoke on Trent
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Post by studio-pots on September 17th 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 September 17th 2014, 9:25 pm

Thanks S-P.
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Post by denbydump on September 18th 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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Post by NaomiM on December 10th 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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Post by denbydump on December 10th 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 December 11th 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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Post by suzie on August 26th 2018, 6:28 pm

Hello, could I get some help on the ID of some pottery I was given 50 years ago please.

The stamp on them says Hand Painted, Grey's Pottery, Hanley-England


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Post by philpot on August 26th 2018, 7:13 pm

A.E GRAY & CO Glebe Works Hanley 1912-33, Whieldon Rd Stoke 1934-61. Retitled Portmeiron potteries from December 1961.

The particular mark on your piece was only used 1930-33. Hence the strikingly 1930's bright colours.
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Post by suzie on August 26th 2018, 7:20 pm

Thank you for your reply philpot.

Would I be able to tell who painted them by the number 9180 F, could it be Susie Cooper?
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Post by philpot on August 26th 2018, 8:18 pm

No. Susie Cooper worked for A.E.Gray in the 1920's, but left in 1929 to set up her own design company. You are probably confusing design and painters. The famous design ladies Clarice Cliffe, Susie Cooper etc made their name as designers. Painting was done by hundreds-if not thousands- of women working in the various potteries. Pottery was still a Very big business in Stoke in the 1930's.
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Post by denbydump on August 26th 2018, 9:49 pm

Remember Gray's didn't make pottery. I will see if the number codes are in the book.
Much of the "banded ware" is attribured to Susie Cooper, but not all.
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