1915 May 10 - 21
1st British Industries Fair
Agricultural Hall, Islington, London
P&GR (3).15 p255, P&GR (4).15 p35, PG 6.15 p655:
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Hanley, china and earthenware, (stand C37), showed a most attractive range of decorated dinner ware, toilet ware, dessert ware and fancies, which was practically a replica of the exhibit which they made at the recent Pottery Fair at Stoke, and noticed in these pages at the time. The Sèvres Marbling was, to the mind of the writer, one of the best styles shown, and it was everywhere admired. But an [Old Chelsea] pattern, having blue panels and an exotic bird centre, ran it very close for popularity of interest. The Queen, who visited the Fair on the opening day, caught sight of this as she passed the stand, and apparently pulled up to admire it. Although only a small exhibit, the display of this firm was of a highly artistic order and it came in for a goodly show of interest.