1918. Print. All black. 24x11mm
Backstamp C15 with the addition of 'ALEXANDRA WARE'. Princess Alexandra Wettin, Princess Arthur of Connaught (1891-1959) visited the Gray's Pottery stand at the British Industries Fair in London in March 1918 (Illustration 11) and bought some ware. Later, she paid a visit to the pottery in Stoke-on-Trent and her Lady in Waiting subsequently wrote to Mr Gray on June 22nd 1918 to confirm the Princess' permission " .... to allow the Pottery to be called Alexandra Ware". Precisely which range of pottery was concerned is not known, but examples of patterns 1581, 1582 and 1583 are known with this mark.