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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 119

    A PAIR OF ROYAL CROWN DERBY GILT-WHITE VASES

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1909, IRON-RED CROWNED D MARKS, INCISED 1543, SIGNED A.(LBERT) GREGORY

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    A PAIR OF ROYAL CROWN DERBY GILT-WHITE VASES
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1909, IRON-RED CROWNED D MARKS, INCISED 1543, SIGNED A.(LBERT) GREGORY
    Each of baluster form with knopped neck, the shoulder painted with flower-filled gilt torchères suspending beaded swags and flanked by upright scroll handles with stiff-leaf tip terminals, finely painted front and back with lush bouquets of roses, tulips, poppies, pansies and other flowers, on a conforming socle and canted square base
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Albert Gregory joined Derby at Ormaston Road in the 1890s. Renowned for his naturalistic flower painting, his name became synonymous with the large cabbage roses- The Gregory Rose- which dominate his compositions. For a drawing of this form by Désiré Leroy in the factory's archives, see J. Twitchett and B. Bailey, Royal Crown Derby, Suffolk, 1988, p. 83, pl. 37c. Also see P. Atterbury, The History of Porcelain, London, 1982, p. 165 for a finished example of the form by Leroy.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MID-ATLANTIC PRIVATE COLLECTION