Two decorative purple vases selected by Queen Mary at the British Industries Fair for sale at the Red Cross Bazaar, 1918

Maker and role
A.E.Gray & Co. Ltd.: Manufacturer
Production date
1918

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Two decorative purple vases selected by Queen Mary at the British Industries Fair for sale at the Red Cross Bazaar, 1918. Both porcelain ceramic vases are decorated in mauve with trailing foliage and flowers, also in mauve, with pale green centres. Both have pale green handles.

The base of one bears the inscription ‘This piece was selected by Her Majesty Queen Mary at the British Industries Fair, March 13, 1918, for the Red Cross Bazaar, Hanley, May 14, 1918’. The base of the second just bears the makers mark and looks slightly more worn.
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History
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's for sale at the Red Cross Bazaar, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
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Printed: A.E. Gray & Co Ltd
Catalogue Number
2836/2
Associated Person and Role
Queen Mary (b.1867, d.1953)
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Associated Date
1918

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