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Gray-Stan Glass

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of 69-71 High Street, Battersea, London, SW11. Telephone: Battersea 2931

  • 1925 Mrs Graydon-Stannus F.R.S.A.' began production of glass in Battersea.
  • 1926 She employed about a dozen workers and serious production started in the beginning of the year.
  • Mrs Graydon-Stannus had strong ideas about creativity and insisted that all of her glass was made by hand, going so far as to ban mechanical aids, calling them ‘the enemy of individuality’.
  • Vases, goblets, beakers, plaques, fruit sets, candlesticks, urns, plates and bowls were successfully sold both at home and abroad in fierce competition from established glassworks throughout Europe. Gray-Stan was particularly successful in America which eventually took the greater part of their production.
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of a high-grade Table and "Luxury" Glass in original designs and colourings. Each piece is the work of an artist, and all finest specimens are signed "Gray Stan" (Stand No. F.17) [1]
  • 1936 The economic climate of the thirties, particularly in America, caused the closure of Gray-Stan.

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  • [1] Gray-Stan Glass by J. van den Bosch