On his birthday.
On his birthday.
On his birthday.
Up in Staffordshire, England at the Foley’s it was a place where they first made the Dainty. It is a teacup pattern by Shelley. One of the most beautiful and amazing pieces of pottery I have ever seen.
This is just one pattern incredible beauty was earlier known as Wileman & Co; a name they had been originally known as. Then they became the Foley Potteries originally before they were acquired by Shelley.
The first Shelley to join the company was Joseph Ball Shelley in 1862 and in 1896 his son Percy Shelley became the sole proprietor.
In the late Victorian period the Art Nouveau, The Foley potteries began making this style of pottery. Many other potteries were to make this design. It was so extremely popular, that Foley had to Patten the name Shelley.
Others potters follow this design like Paragon, Queen Anne, Melba and Aynsley. But Shelley is probably best known for this very fine bone china “Art Deco” ware of the inter-war years and post-war fashionable tea ware.
Rowland Morris was a ceramic designer who actually created the Dainty cup shape for Percy Shelley.
This shape became the popular, especially in the USA after the 2nd World War, remaining in the Shelley family continuing in production until the takeover in 1966 by Allied English Potteries.
Over the years Shelley Pottery has been the icon of English Fine Bone China even though the Dainty has not been made since the 1960’s.
Its china and earthenware products were many and varied with the major output of tea ware.
The Shelley pieces remains to be quite a collectible as well as sought after with those who want to take their tea with refined discerning Victorian decadence.
The state or quality of being infinite.”the infinity of space.”
Endlessness, infinitude and infiniteness, Boundlessness, limitlessness and unlimitedness,
Infinity is extensiveness,
The vastness, immensity; its the distance.
Royal Doulton has created Infinity in their China. Throughout their history, Royal Doulton has introduced various luxury bone China collections at a value relating to specific elegant Tableware. Infinity is one of these elegant collection in these specific ranges of wares even for the most discriminating taste.
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from The Princess: O Swallow
O Swallow, Swallow, flying, flying South,
Fly to her, and fall upon her gilded eaves,
And tell her, tell her, what I tell to thee.
O tell her, Swallow, thou that knowest each,
That bright and fierce and fickle is the South,
And dark and true and tender is the North.
O Swallow, Swallow, if I could follow, and light
Upon her lattice, I would pipe and trill,
And cheep and twitter twenty million loves.
O were I thou that she might take me in,
And lay me on her bosom, and her heart
Would rock the snowy cradle till I died.
Why lingereth she to clothe her heart with love,
Delaying as the tender ash delays
To clothe herself, when all the woods are green?
O tell her, Swallow, that thy brood is flown:
Say to her, I do but wanton in the South,
But in the North long since my nest is made.
O tell her, brief is life but love is long,
And brief the sun of summer in the North,
And brief the moon of beauty in the South.
O Swallow, flying from the golden woods,
Fly to her, and pipe and woo her, and make her mine,
And tell her, tell her, that I follow thee.
Vintage Brass Swallow bird Wall Hanging. Very detailed. Made in England. The bird has a registration number. In Good condition with patina. The hanger and hardware in the back in working condition.
The sparrow bird measures 5.5 inches in length x 4 inches wide.
Shows some signs of ageing to the surface.
Delightful vintage collectible decor.
Melba China Daisy
Tea Set In violets pattern.
A 1921 Royal
Art Deco Mayer & Sherratt
A Service for 4.
Porcelain, bone and clay
Made for me and Tea
An Early 20th Century Design.
By Mayer And Sherratt
From Longton, Stoke On Trent,
England’s Old Foley Style
A Daisy Tea Cup
Melba is all hexagonal,
She is fluted And Scalloped
Thin and finely dressed
Ready for high Tea.
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Royal Doulton Minerva range which dates from 1989.
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Chinese Blue White Teapot. Vintage
Chinese Blue Porcelain Teapot Mid Century
Octagon Hand Painted With
Deep, High And Wide.
Round ornate floral lid.
Blue octagon geometric around front and back with blue flowers.
Blue lotus spout. Porcelain handle with “O.” Some light fading around the base due to age.
Stamp on base: “Made in China.”