This is a rare antique Shelley Late Foley tea set, comprises of four teacups, four saucers and four tea plate trios. Manufactured by Wileman & Co, Foley Potteries and Foley China Works Fenton, Longton, , England. This set dates to circa 1911. The decoration is very simplistic and features pink roses, a favourite flower for Shelley. The background is a crisp white, which is decorated with a two tone green diaper pattern , complimented by a chain of pink rose buds that encircle the inner side and outside of the teacup. The pattern extends to the rim of both saucer and tea plate which are finished with gently fluted gilded rims. An elegant Gainsborough shaped teacup with such a delicate pedestal base and lovely detailed gilding on a french looped handle.
Teacup Diameter 9.7cm
Saucer Diameter 14.6cm
Tea Plate Diameter 17.5cm
Patten No. 8486
Condition: In excellent condition. The tea set has been kept lovingly in a cabinet and looks as fresh as the day it was manufactured. The gilding is absolutely intact and the colours so bright.
Backstamps shows Late Foley Shelley England
This set is a Shelley collectors delight