Dating tuscan bone china

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 .

Mabel Lucie Attwell’s designs were produced well into the 1930’s and good examples are highly sought after and very popular with today’s Shelley collectors.

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

These designs proved very popular and are still highly collectable today.

Avoid Simpsons Pottery Ambassador Ware pieces, as although they feature Mabel Lucie Attwell designs they are not Shelley china.

Similarly Mabel Lucie Attwell never worked for or produced designs for Susie Cooper, so beware of Susie Cooper designs that mimic Attwells.

Purple coloured Harmony designs are also very rare, and command good prices.

In the late 1930’s and early 40’s the second world war left Shelley China relatively untouched, due to their very strong exports.

The Harmony range epitomises Art Deco style and some pieces are very similar to Clarice Cliff designs.

The Mode shape designed by Eric Slater was produced from 1930 to 1933 and is probably Shelley’s most sought after Art Deco styled piece.

Much of this success is put down to hard work and clever marketing.

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