Dainty by Shelley

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.

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Made in China

Chinese Blue White Teapot. Vintage

Chinese Blue Porcelain Teapot Mid Century

Octagon Hand Painted With

Chrysanthemum Top.

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.”

Made in Belgium

During the Belgian revolution of 1830 and the period of mutiny afterwards (1830-1839) the family BOCH had already acquired a long tradition in the field of faience and a lot of strategic experience in anticipating politic and economic developments.

Around 1874, due to the passionate interest of collectors of old faience pieces, Victor BOCH hires Dutchman from Maastricht, some already experienced after years of work in Delft. These Dutch faience painters brought their knowledge, experience and skills.

Thanks to their collaboration the old working methods were applied on different clay than the potters in Delft.

A period of reproduction of decors is followed by a period of innovation, among others with the polychrome decors on white background, or bleu, green or black, and afterwards new decors.

Luxury faience is decorated with Delft decors, and becomes a speciality of the “Manufacture” in a division named “la Chambre des peintres hollandais” (the Holland painter’s chamber).

These pieced each with a hand painted signature of the interlaced letters “B, F, K“ (Boch frères Keramis) on the bottom of the pieces.

These artistic products in Delft style are hand painted, instead of being decorated with a usual printed decor.

 

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River Einion

A Waterfall
On the River Einion
There, the Dyfi Furnace remains
Where the waters once raced
To a mill from the top
With all its power
Leading to this waterwheel
Taking advantage of the powers
Of this river
From Cumbria via the Afon Dyfi
Where charcoal was once produced
Long ago from the local woodlands,
Where iron ore once burned;
But burns no more.

The Dyfi Furnace is in the village of Furnace, Ceredigion, Wales, adjoining the A487 trunk road from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth, near Eglwysfach.
The furnace was built around 1755 was only used for about fifty years to smelt iron ore. By 1810 coal burning had been abandoned. Today it remains a Grade II Building.

Richmond Park, UK


 

Clyne Garden, Wales

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Established in 1860 by Glynn Vivian, Clyne Gardens, consist 10,000 acres of land and include over 2,000 different plants including over 800 rhododendrons for which the gardens are renowned.

Clyne Garden holds National Collections of Pieris, Enkianthus and Rhododendrons. Due to the cool, wet and temperate local climate many plants thrive here not normally considered hardy for its latitude.

The gardens have extensive bog gardens, home to acres of wild garlic bordering the Swansea Bay.

London Calling

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I love London and what it represents and its why our hearts won’t be broken even if we are separated by this distance; I can hear it calling me just as clearly as I know our love will not fade away; and i will not suffer because I know it will not change. And I will do all that it takes to return to you. Knowing this will make us even stronger. Tougher. It is only a Visa that keeps us apart, but if this is the law and what it takes to make me the person who I was meant to be to secure in a nation according to British Law so I can return to you; then so be it.

London is at the centre of English power and justice is Parliament Square. It is a square in central London with a good view of the Palace of Westminster; Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, it’s a place where royal marriages happen kings and queens have been crowned and prisoners were held.

In the United Kingdom, the Parliament is like the America, where Congress is a vital part of democracy, perhaps representing the most important common form of freedoms around the world.

The common ground between nations is peace and it’s designed to further the cause of peace both domestic and foreign.

Here the British Parliament works to encourage its people’s to promote laws safety, protecting freedoms, charity, protest, protecting its lands, people, rich heritage, promoting diversity and it’s art and historic culture while maintaining law and it’s democratic processes, and foreign policy.

The square is home to ten statues of British and foreign statesmen beginning with Winston Churchill’s statue which faces Parliament and other statues like Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln.