Two decorative vases.

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These two decorative vases were selected by Queen Mary at the British Industries Fair for sale at the Red Cross Bazaar in Hanley during the First World War.

The vases are part of a group of 14 pieces of pottery, selected by Queen Mary from the Gray’s stand at the British Industries Fair, and given as a contribution by Gray for sale at the Red Cross Bazaar, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
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To help the relief work of the Red Cross during the First World War, Queen Mary, like other Royal Family Members, helped with fundraising and gave generous gifts to raise vital funds for the sick and wounded. She also showed her support for the Red Cross by visiting hospitals to meet volunteers and patients.

Queen Mary became president of the British Red Cross in 1925.
Printed: A.E. Gray & Co Ltd
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Queen Mary (b.1867, d.1953)
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