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.