Shelley Yellow Phlox Tea set. Shelley first appeared on English ceramics about 1912. The Foley China Works started in England in 1860.Joseph Ball Shelley joined the company in 1862 and became a partner in 1872. Percy Shelley joined the firm in 1881. The company went through a series of name changes and in 1910 the then Foley China Company became Shelley China.
In 1929 it became Shelley Potteries. The company was acquired in 1966 by Allied English Potteries, then merged with the Doulton group in 1971. The name Shelley was put into use again in 1980. Shelley is no longer being made.
Regarded as the best English bone china synonymous for superior quality, and beautiful works of art in their own right. Description from the Victoria and Albert museum. Shelley Potteries are best known for their delicate, attractive and adventurous bone china tea and coffee wares of the 1920s and 1930s.This cup and saucer is in the'Regent' shape featuring the'Phlox' pattern in its blue colourway. It was designed by Shelley Art Director, Eric Slater, who studied under Gordon Forsyth, an advocate of improvement in industrial design. Slater's slightly earlier'Vogue' shape, though very modern and fashionably geometric, received some criticism for its infilled triangular cup handles which people found difficult to hold. Slater responded to the criticism with'Regent', designed in 1932, and it soon became the most popular Shelley design. Selected by Gordon Forsyth to represent good design in his book Twenties Ceramics, its printed patterns were enhanced with enamel painting. It had a high bone content--up to 52%--and became an enduring favourite with customers. The set has seen little use and is Guaranteed to be free from damage and repair.
Crisp colours and a glossy glaze. All ring well apart from one cup that has a hairline around its base. The item "Shelley Yellow Phlox Tea. Set" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Tea & Coffee Pots".
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