1924 23 April - 1 November
British Empire Exhibition
AE Gray & Co Ltd was to be seen in two sections of the Exhibition:
- in Gallery M (Pottery & Glass), stand M451, of The Palace of Industry;
- in Galleries D, J and Q of Section 4, Applied Arts, of The Palace of Arts.
Examples of pots which carry the British Empire Exhibition 1924 logo alongside the Gray's backstamp:4000, 4263, 4345, 4380, 4385, 4386, 5130, 5180, 5181, 5200, 5241, 5269, 5294, unknown pattern 1, unknown pattern 2. Unfortunately, no information has yet come to light regarding which Gray's pots were displayed in which location.
Note that AE Gray & Co did not exhibit at the re-opened British Empire Exhibition in 1925.
P&GR 6.24 pp209-211:
Mr AE Gray, of Hanley, has charge of his own stand, where, in addition to china and semi-porcelain dinner and tea ware beautifully painted by hand, there are some wonderfully reflective lustres, both in Persian and Gubbio style done by hand, and some attractive [figures with the real old Staffordshire feeling]. An interesting item is that, on Good Friday morning, Mr Gray took the very first order booked at the Exhibition in any department.
.... reference to display in Gallery D .... five pieces from AE Gray & Co, artistically decorated by hand ....
In Gallery Q, among the oil paintings, there are also here and there some 'applied arts', such as .... and a bowl and two vases in lustre from AE Gray & Co.
It was AE Gray & Co who supplied the dinner service in the 1924 Dining Room (Gallery J).
PG 7.24 p1198:
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Hanley, show an interesting range of their neat, hand-painted border patterns in tableware, and a goodly number of their newest styles in hand-painted lustres.
PG 8.24 p1353:
That which interested the writer most of all in the Palace of Arts was, probably, the various pottery and glass exhibits, under the heading of 'Applied Arts', in gallery D. Here were to be seen some really good specimens of the productions of our modern well-known potters, some of whom were exhibiting in another section, but some of whom were not .... and a few special productions by AE Gray & Co Ltd, Hanley ....