On Sunday, I ‘m listing a pair of bookends by Gregorian copper. My experience is that most pieces of Gregorian copper sell, so there must be collectors out there for the brand. What I like about the pieces is that they are usually hand formed and often are hand hammered. The designs are organic, with leaf or flower designs. The copper appears to be coated with a protective covering, as I’ve not seen many with a patina.
So I decided to do a bit of research on the company. And found very little.
Apparently a worker named Gregory left Craftsman Studios Co. in Laguna Beach to form Gregorian Copper. The company was located in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 1980s.
Currently a company named Gregorian, Inc. is located in Lemmon, South Dakota and offers a wide variety of goods, mostly flipflops and jewelry. In 1991, they introduced a line of copper postcards made from 0.004-inch thick copper rolls. The copper is cut to size, and folded around a blank post card. Images are stamped in black paint on the copper-sheathed card and then lacquered. This company website does not feature the hand hammered copper pieces that are labeled Gregorian Copper. So it is not clear whether or not this is the same company.