Pattern No: A8666

Pattern Name Design Type Designer Likely Design Date
Not known Lustre - copper Not known 1949

Notes

The second image shown here, taken from a company information photograph, was used for an advertisement which appeared regularly in Pottery and Glass from May 1950 to January 1952 (see the Adverts section).
The label on the back of the photograph reads in full:
PATT.NO. A.8603. HANDPAINTED BORDER IN SILVER LUSTRE.
PATT NO. A.8667. APPLIQUE FLORAL DESIGN: – BACKGROUND IN SILVER LUSTRE. FLOWER ENAMELLED IN LILAC, LEAVES IN GREEN. FOOT LINE IN SILVER.
PATT NO. A.8672. RESIST BORDER BACKGROUND IN SILVER LUSTRE
PATT NO. A.8673. IS EXACTLY AS A.8672 BUT IN BRONZE LUSTRE
PATT NO. A.8665. RESIST PATT: – SILVER LUSTRE BACKGROUND 2 REPEATS ON JUG.
PATT NO. A.8666. IS EXACTLY AS A,8665 BUT IN BRONZE LUSTRE.
PATT NO. A.8669. DESIGN IN RESIST SILVER LUSTRE. BACKGROUND FINISH AND HALF SOLID HANDLES, IN SILVER. 3 REPEATS ON JUG.
PATT NO. A.8670. IS EXACTLY AS A.8669 BUT IN BRONZE LUSTRE.
PATT NO. A.8671. DESIGN IN RESIST SILVER LUSTRE, BACKGROUND ‘PHEASANT’ TRACED AFTERWARDS IN SILVER: HANDLES SOLID.
The Antique-shaped jug, bottom right in the photograph, is the example of both A8665 and A8666.

Over the life of the company, Gray’s Pottery produced a wide range of resist lustre designs (see the website section Patterns, Classification, Lustre, Copper lustre).
The 1925 pattern number 5229 is an example of an early copper/bronze resist pattern and A8666 continues the tradition, using a regular motif for Gray’s Pottery, the grapevine.
Several copper/bronze resist patterns were duplicated in silver lustre: for A8666 it was A8665.

The small jug on the left in the third image was known as a ‘Castle’ jug at Gray’s Pottery: see the website section Retailers, North America – USA, Skinners for more information on these jugs.

The last image is of a shallow lidded box, usually considered to be a box for cigarettes.

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