Grays Pottery Dicken's Days Display Plate Dual Backstamp

Grays Pottery Dicken's Days Display Plate Dual Backstamp
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Vintage From Paul; is delighted to offer thia stunning display plate from Grays Pottery Entitled "Dicken's Days. The Grays Pottery Dicken's Days is listed as number A8285 and was decorated between 1946 and 1947.

The backstamp used by Grays Pottery is. Black, yellow and green and measures 12.5 x21 mm and is classified as mark number N3. Slightly visible under the Grays Pottery Mark is another mark of the whiteware provider. Dual marks are often an aid in dating items. The earthenware producer Johnson Brothers of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, was a major supplier to Gray's Pottery and its products often have distinct date-related marks such as 'Pareek' (registered in 1925). "Pareek" is visible under the Grays marking on this plate.

Gray's Pottery is the most common name for the products of a company started by Albert Edward Gray (1871-1959) in Stoke-on-Trent, England in 1907. AE Gray's pottery often carried a backstamp which included the phrase HAND-PAINTED, for hand-decorated patterns were the very essence of the majority of the thousands of designs produced during the firm's existence.

After starting his business as a wholesaler of useful ceramic items, Gray launched a production operation in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1912. He sourced undecorated pottery, so called 'white ware', from various suppliers and, using the talents of highly-accomplished in-house designers such as Susie Cooper and Sam Talbot, developed a highly successful decorating business.

Even though the company was relatively small when compared with the mainstream pottery companies in North Staffordshire (it employed less than 100 people at its height in the 1930s), Gray's Pottery punched well above its weight! Its 1930s' slogan 'The Pottery of Distinction' was well-chosen and many of the firm's designs were to be found at important national and international exhibitions as well as being included in influential design registers.

This Grays Pottery Dicken's Days Display Plate Dual Backstamp has a vibrant-colored center scene displaying a stage coach in front of a two-story home. Hand painted border in pretty magenta with gold luster glaze. Border has a pretty gold sheen when tilted in the light.

The Grays Pottery Dicken's Days Display Plate Dual Backstamp measures 10-3/4 inches in diameter. The Grays Pottery Dicken's Days Display Plate Dual Backstamp is in Mint condition. there are no chips, crazing or other defects noted. The colors are rich and vibrant, the graphics crisp.

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