1932        February 2 - March 3
17th British Industries Fair
Olympia, London
P&GR 3.32 pp72-73 (Fair review):
As usual Messrs AE Gray & Co Ltd, had an artistically designed and arranged stand, the walls being of mottled fawn, and the little tables and stands, both inside and outside the enclosure, being in prettily designed natural oak. Notable pieces among his hand-painted ware were the vases adapted to [lamp standards, some with hexagon or pyramid shapes], though the globe shape still seems to be the most popular. A pretty design was a combination of silver lustre and enamel colours, with a shade painted to match. This pattern is also done on tea ware and sundries. The Queen bought some tea ware with a pretty blue iris pattern; and the Princess Royal bought ware with a plain coloured band. A new body colour is a creamy pink called Rose Dawn. Some novel nursery ware was decorated with bandsmen, designed by an officer in a military band.
PG 4.32 p492 (Fair review):
AE Gray & Co Ltd, Glebe Works, Mayer Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, occupied their usual big display stand in the forefront of the Hammersmith Road entrance to the Fair and upon this was shown a big collection of hand-painted tablewares, sundries and ornamental pieces. Her Majesty the Queen again visited the stand and made several purchases, including a service bearing a decoration with a free treatment of violets. Bowls, vases and electric lamps were on show in some variety.