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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 543

    A PAIR OF ROYAL CROWN DERBY 'JEWELLED' COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASES AND COVERS

    DATE CYPHERS FOR 1903, INCISED SHAPE NO. 1411, SIGNED BY A.(LBERT) GREGORY

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    A PAIR OF ROYAL CROWN DERBY 'JEWELLED' COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASES AND COVERS
    Date cyphers for 1903, incised shape no. 1411, signed by A.(lbert) Gregory
    Each with domed cover and spire finial, the spherical body flanked by two upright gilt handles, the shoulder finely painted with rich bouquets reserved on a brown ground, the front and back painted with tight bouquets within turquoise and white 'jewelled' gilt rosettes and further gilt scroll work, raised on a pediment of four scroll feet, above a quatrefoil base
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high (4)


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    Albert Gregory, a British painter on porcelain is recorded as an apprentice at Minton and later at Derby, Osmaston Road in the 1890's His bouquets featured a fully-blown cabbage rose, now generally referenced as 'The Gregory Rose'. See John Twitchett and Betty Bailey, Royal Crown Derby, New York, 1976, p. 175 for an example of the same form.

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