Dating tuscan bone china

Shelley designs became less innovate and inspired throughout the 1950’s.They appeared dated and old compared to the modern vibrant products from potteries such as Poole and Midwinter. Just three years later, in 1856-7, John King Knight retired and Henry Wileman was left in charge.

ABP invested heavily and re-equipped the Shelley China works to produce the ever popular Royal Albert range of porcelain.

Popular Shelley cup shapes include Gainsborough, Vincent, Richmond, Henley and Dainty.

A Mode shape teapot with original cover and the correct marks could sell for £300 to £400 GBP.

The Eve and Vogue shapes are also very popular and discovering a good quality Yellow Butterfly or an Apples pattern tea set could increase your bank balance by up to £2500 GBP.

The Shelley, Mabel Lucie Attwell pattern book was lost when the Company was taken over by ABP.

In 1949, during a Royal visit to Stoke-on-Trent, Princess Elizabeth was presented with a set of Mabel Lucie Attwell nursery china for Prince Charles.

Shelley were allowed to continue producing decorative ceramic wares for export, in order to bring in much needed foreign exchange.

It was only after World War Two ended that the problems started at Shelley.

The industrial revolution meant that transport and international trade was now much easier than ever and Wileman and Shelley were quick to understand the opportunity this presented.

From then on the Foley pottery really started to grow and prosper and the Foley company registered the trademark name of .

New Shelley ranges were introduced in the 1920’s & 30s including the nursery ware range, featuring designs by , and the stylish Harmony ware ranges.

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