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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    A PAIR OF ROYAL CROWN DERBY COBALT BLUE-GROUND VASES

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1902, IRON-RED CROWNED MONOGRAM MARKS, INCISED SHAPE NO. 1251, SIGNED A.(LBERT) GREGORY

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    A PAIR OF ROYAL CROWN DERBY COBALT BLUE-GROUND VASES
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1902, IRON-RED CROWNED MONOGRAM MARKS, INCISED SHAPE NO. 1251, SIGNED A.(LBERT) GREGORY
    Each oviform vase flanked by upright angular handles, finely painted front and back with a lush bouquet including roses, tulips, poppies, convolvulus, bluebells and other flowers within a beaded gilt foliate scroll cartouche on a gilt caillouté ground, the lower body molded with stiff-leaf tips, on a conforming stepped socle
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high (2)


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    Albert Gregory is recorded as an apprentice at Minton and later at Derby, Osmaston Road in the 1890s. His bouquets featured a fully-blown cabbage rose, now generally referenced as 'The Gregory Rose'. For a further discussion of this reclusive artist, see John Twitchett and Betty Bailey, Royal Crown Derby, New York, 1976, p. 224.