Gray’s Pottery Designs

Many Gray’s Pottery designs, notably during the 1950s, used print images which may or may not be enamelled, but which carry the name of a person, place, event etc. The list below is of designs which include some text, most especially as a title or heading. Some of the words may have constituted official pattern names during the life ofGray’s Pottery, but there is no evidence to support this one way or the other.

The pattern numbers of some of these designs are known and are included in the list. As always, enquirers are encouraged to submit their images to this website in order to expand and enhance the information that is presented.

In an article on souvenir merchandise in a 1956 Pottery and Glass magazine (December pps392&393), the use of‘collective subjects … on pottery’ refers to AE Gray & Co Ltd “… having found that several watering-places are also fishing ports, which can be served with a picture of a trawler.” Also that “Old and picturesque maps are a highly practical form of the ‘collective’ type of souvenir and can be stocked by retailers in all the towns marked.”Additionally, “For shops which conduct a lively tourist trade, it is well worth ordering a selection of tailor made souvenirs with pictures depicting a local scene.” Four Gray’s Pottery examples accompany the article, including prints of CanadaVictoria Falls and Nassau (pattern D566).

Words on the Pot | Likely Pattern Number

  • (The) 17th Century Clock, Guildford (England) D1279
  • 1930 M-type M.G. Midget (automobile) Not known
  • 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica 5-litre (automobile) Not known
  • A hunting we shall go Not known
  • A pot of shamrocks A8664
  • Alaska Highway (map) D1392
  • An Irish jaunting car A8660
  • An old Irish cottage A8631, A8632
  • Anglesey, the Scenic Isle (Wales, map) D2006
  • Angling D1469
  • Arran (Scotland, map) Not known
  • Arundel Castle D1560
  • Ashness Bridge and Derwentwater, Keswick (England) D2047
  • Bahama Islands D557
  • Bakewell Bridge (England) Not known
  • (The) Bank and Village, Runswick Bay (England) D2171
  • (The) Barley Mow (38) A8654, A8685
  • Bath Abbey (England) Not known
  • Beautiful Lakeland (England) D1771
  • Bermuda A8806, A8824, A9442
  • Bermuda Flowers (Smith backstamp, Bermuda) A8776
  • Blarney Castle, Cork (Ireland) A8680
  • Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis 1779 A9316
  • Bonnie Scotland D1771?
  • Bowlers Prayer Not known
  • Bristol Channel (map) Not known
  • Britannia (railway locomotive) Not known
  • British Columbia (Canada) D2115
  • British Railways 2-10-0 Freight Locomotive Not known
  • British Railways BO+BO Electric Locomotive Not known
  • Cadet Chapel (USA) Not known
  • Canada (map) Not known
  • Canada (Vancouver Island, map) D2005
  • Cheshire Cat (The Famous), Nantwich (England) Not known
  • Church tower Rushen Abbey, Isle of Man (England) D1740
  • City of Carlisle Octocentenary 1158-1958 (England) Not known
  • Commodore Bainbridge A9283, A9287, D2188
  • Commodore John Paul Jones A9281, A9316
  • Constitution and the Java 1797 A9287, D2188
  • Cornwall (railway locomotive) Not known
  • Creux Harbour, Sark (Channel Islands) Not known
  • (The) Cutty Sark (sailing ship) Not known
  • Daimler (automobile) Not known
  • Dame Allans founded 1705 (school) Not known
  • Deerstalking D1470
  • Dicken’s Days A8285 see Pattern names section
  • Drake’s “Golden Hind” 1577 Not known
  • Dunster Castle and Yarn Market (England) D1459
  • East Anglia (map) Not known
  • Eastgate, Chester (England) D1231
  • Eliza Bars’s (sailing ship) A9292
  • Enterprise (yacht) D1861
  • Exeter (England) Not known
  • (The) Famous Cheshire Cat, Nantwich (England) Not known
  • (The) Farmers Arms D790, D922
  • Fisherman’s Prayer Not known
  • Flying Cloud (sailing ship) D2003
  • G.P.Fourteen (yacht) D1821
  • Guernsey (Channel Islands) D115
  • Guildford, The 17th Century Clock D1279
  • H.M.S. Conway (sailing ship) Not known
  • (The) Harbour Minehead (England) D1398
  • Hardraw Scaur, Hawes (England) D2198
  • Hardwicke (railway locomotive) Not known
  • Hexham Abbey founded 674 (England) Not known
  • Ipswich from River Orwell 1830 (England) A9937
  • (Isle of Man) (map) D1484
  • Isles of Scilly (map) Not known
  • Jambo! (in Swahili) D1538
  • Jersey (map) Not known
  • (The) Jolly Waggoner (38) A8659, A8685, A8827, A8829, A9685
  • Kwa Heri! (in Swahili) D1538?
  • Lake District Scenic Grandeur (England, map) D1447
  • Late Bugatti: a 1935 Type 57 competition (automobile) Not known
  • (The) Lighthouse, Coquet Island, Amble (England) D2217
  • “Lion” of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (locomotive) Not known
  • Looe (England) Not known
  • Mariner’s Compass A8597, A8621, A8622, A9292, A9688
  • May Peace & Plenty on our Nation smile A9414, A9683
  • (The) Mayflower, 1620 A9504
  • Menai Bridge (Wales) D1737, D2162
  • Mevagissey Harbour (England) D2181
  • Miss Nipper Not known
  • Morris (Bullnose automobile) Not known
  • Mount Vernon (USA) A9470
  • Nantucket Mass (USA) A8831
  • Nassau D565, D566
  • Nassau Harbour D563
  • Natchez (USA) D1552
  • New Zealand NZ D1260
  • Ngoma (in Swahili) D1538?
  • (The) Noble Sport of Cricket S1520, S1521, S1522
  • (The) North Cotswolds (England, map) D1424
  • North East England (map) Not known
  • North-umberland (England, map) Not known
  • North Wales (map) D1447
  • (The) Old Bridge House, Ambleside (England) Not known
  • Old Coach House Woolhampton (England) Not known
  • (The) Old Mill (39) A8468, A8570, A9497
  • Olde Baltimore (USA) D1533
  • (The) Parish church of our Lady, Delaval (England) Not known
  • (The) Parish church, Market Drayton (England) Not known
  • Penshurst Place (England) A9956
  • Peter Dawson Scotch Whisky Not known
  • Piccadilly Circus (London) Not known
  • Picturesque England (map) Not known
  • Picturesque Scotland (map) Not known
  • (Pope) Pius pp.xii Not known
  • Plymouth Rock (1620, USA) A9614
  • Portmeirion (Welsh village) D573
  • Portpatrick (Scotland) Not known
  • Prince Edward Island (Canada) A9418
  • Priscilla and John Alden A9377, A9378
  • Robin Hood Country (England) D2160
  • Rocket (railway locomotive) Not known
  • Round Table, various groups (mugs) D2430
  • Rover 3 Litre (automobile) D1192
  • Scafell Pike 2300 H.P. Diesel Electric Locomotive Not known
  • (The) Shambles, York (England) Not known
  • Ship Caroline (sailing ship) A8514, A8709, A8735, D281, D929
  • Ship Sally (sailing ship) A8735
  • (The) Shipwright’s Arms A8707
  • Smallest House in Great Britain D1624
  • Snowdon (Wales) Not known
  • Society of Goffers at Blackheath D2330, S1577, S1578, S1579, S1580, S1582
  • Sopwith “Camel” Fighter (aircraft) Not known
  • South East England (map) Not known
  • Southeast England (map) Not known
  • Southwest England (map) D1447
  • Souvenir of Wales Not known
  • Sovereign of the Seas (sailing ship) A9399, D387
  • Sporting torpedo: a 1914 Sunbeam 12/16 (automobile) Not known
  • (The) Spread Eagle, Witham, Essex (Englands Glory) Not known
  • St Ives Harbour (England) D2123
  • St Johns College Cambridge (England) Not known
  • Stephenson’s “Rocket” 1829 (railway locomotive) Not known
  • Stoke Parish Church (England) Not known
  • Stoke-on-Trent Boat Club 1960 (England) Not known
  • Success to the United States of America S1560, S1565
  • Swan Inn (38) A8551, A8561
  • Tabard Inn (38) A5569, A8369, A8564
  • Thorncliffe 1793 (Sheffield, England) Not known
  • Three Brothers (sailing ship) D2003, D2186
  • Tom & Jerry (punch set) A8930, A9008
  • Tower Bridge (London, England) Not known
  • Towyn (Wales) Not known
  • Ullapool (Scotland) Not known
  • Vickers “Vimy” Bomber (aircraft) Not known
  • Victoria Falls (Africa) Not known
  • Vintage Cars Vauxhall Velox 30/98 (automobile) D1192
  • Wales (map) Not known
  • Wayside Inn (38) A8659, A8685, A8829
  • Welcome any time Not known
  • Winston Churchill A8031
  • (The) Woodman, Highgate (England’s Glory) Not known
  • Ye Olde Jug Inn (38) (39) A8574, A8596, A8685, A8829, A9035

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