Pattern No: 8700

Pattern Name Design Type Designer Likely Design Date
Not known Lustre - purple Not known 1930


The use of a ‘bird/bird on gate’ motif in a lustre pattern as seen in pattern 8700 is not unusual for Gray’s Pottery. Early patterns such as 7022, 7366, 7367, 7478, 7519 and 8560 use a bird motif as do later patterns A1363, A9331, A9333, A9340, A9341, A9343, A9344, A9353 and A9364.

The base of the hot water jug shown is marked with the personal mark HL, being that of the highly accomplished paintress Hilda (May) Lockett, as well as the letters B.I.F. which signify a pot suitable for display at a British Industries Fair (but no guarantee that it was actually shown).

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