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A Shout Out to Shelley!

Debbie Porter

A collection of Shelley Mottled Vases

We have a magical collection of Shelley Pottery coming up for sale in the 14th March Antiques and Fine Art Auction. We’ve put this article together to share some of the gems that will be going under the hammer at our March auction. If something piques your interest, then enquire about attending and bidding on the day, or submitting a commission bid.

Shelley china and earthenware products are many and varied in style and application, but most notable for collectors is the tableware produced by the pottery. In the late Victorian period the Art Nouveau style pottery and Intarsio ranges were extremely popular but Shelley is probably best known for its fine bone china Art Decoware of the inter-war years and post-war fashionable tea ware.

Amongst the plethora of Shelley coming up in the March 2020 auction are a large number of trios in popular styles, charming cups and saucers sets, full and part tea sets in many popular patterns and miscellaneous tableware with a collection of egg cups, cruet sets, lemon juicers, toast racks and jugs amongst other items.

One of the star lots coming up in the March 14th Antiques & Fine Art Auction is pictured here to the right. It is a Wileman & Co (Foley) Intarsio Jardinere: Pattern No 3103 with matching Pedestal pattern 3119, stylised flowers to both pieces, height 106cm combined height, diameter of Jardinere 38cm. Designed by Frederick Rhead, Art Director between 1895 & 1905 is estimated to make £1200-£1400 and we’re looking forward to seeing what happens to this particular lot on the day of the auction!

A beautiful Shelley Vogue Sunrey 11742 part dinner and teaset is estimated to make £1000-£2000

Shelley Dainty floral handled tea for two set: In the Hydrangea pattern 2224 estimated at £200-£400

Cups and Saucer sets to include Blue Ribbon & Floral Swags 9656, Green & Gold design 5746, Green Ivy 4342, Maroon & Gold Design and Blue Ribbons & Floral Swag 9656, Primrose Chintz 13588, Melody Chintz 13412, Blue Daisy 12451, Black Chintz 14219 and Blue Pansy Chintz 13165.

Beakers in popular patterns such as Harebell 13590, Rose Pansy & Forget me not 13424, Maroon Charm 13752, Stocks 13428, Rose Buds, Shamrock 14114, Chrysanthemum 2377, Wild Flowers 13668, Wild Anenome 13977, Balloon Harebell 0169, Pastoral 13893, Bridesmaid on yellow ground 902, Stocks 13428 Dainty Shape Plain White.

We will also have a range of Shelley tea sets for auction including items in the following designs: Evergreen 13892 28 piece part tea set, Evening Star 12 piece part tea set Charm 13752 24 piece Coffee Set, Freesia 14166 16 piece tea set, Cups and Saucer sets in Blue Harebell 12395, Heather 13419, Wild Anemone 13977, Forget me not 1240, Georgian Sprays 13361, Shamrock 14114, Posie Spray 12576, Blue / Grey Leaves 12389, Forget me nots border 8240 and Tulip & Rose Floral.

Also being auctioned in March is a large number of trios to include patterns Balloon Tree 11674, Maroon Charm with Pink Panels 13894, Gold Daisy 11499, Red Daisy 11497 and Blue & Yellow Fruits 2077, : Heather 13419, Hedgerow 0211, Sallow Border 10672, Pink Yellow Purple flowers 11526, Cape Gooseberry 12299, Purple Dark Rose 12009, Blue Bells 069, Orange/Yellow Daisies 12277, Stylized Flowers 12559, Blue Iris 211, Flashes and Flowers 11666, Pink Scrolls & Lines 11502, Tulip & Floral design and Autumn Leaves 11724, Rose Pansy Forget me not and gold chintz on pink ground 12609, Indian Peony Chintz 12467, Melody Chintz 13453 and Blue Pansy Chintz 1364, Pink Floral design 9638, Pink & Yellow Daisy 9742, Blue Daisy 5066 and Blue Ribbon & Rose Borders 7581, Green Daisy Chintz 13205, Chinese Garden Chintz 14030, Pink Summer Glory 13456 and Country Side Chintz 13690.

For sale in our March 2020 auction is this Shelley Hedgerow 13492 Part Tea set to include cups and saucers, cream sugar, sandwich plate and side plates.

This delightful Wild Flowers 13668 32 piece tea set will be going to auction in March.

For auction are these Preserve Pots, Egg Cups and Stand, Lemon Juicers and Toast Racks. Along with large Old England water jugs, vases and similar mottled items. We will have a King George IV advertising musical large jug 8745, a Biscuit Barrel, Planters, a Flared Vase, Candlesticks, Toast Rack, Cruet Set, Lidded Bowl, Footed Bowl and Pin Dishes.

A selection of Shelley mottled dishes and plates for auction in the March 2020 auction.

A selection of Shelley cup and saucer sets

Cups and Saucer sets in English Lakes 13788, Strawberries 1279, Pine Tree’s & Gorse 13095, Roses 13275, Maroon Ground on Gold Leaves 0610 and Green Ground on Gold Leaves 0610, Wild Flowers & Blue Border 2053, Swags & Roses 10602, Bramble 14176, Purple Flowers 11547 and Sevres 10678.

A selection of Shelley cup and saucer sets

So save the date and come and join us at our auction on 14 March and you could pick up a piece you’ve been wanting to collect for a long time.

Selling Shelley at Auction

If you have Shelley pieces you’re looking to sell, their pieces consistently perform well at auction and our staff is well-placed to provide valuations and advice on selling your items. Call 01782 638100 or to book a valuation appointment to attend one of our Tuesday valuation days. We also provide valuations via WhatsApp, simply send some clear photographs of your items via the app to 07864 667940. Additionally, we can send you links to our catalogues via WhatsApp–message the above number via the app and ask to receive our catalogues. Make sure you are subscribed to our email newsletters, too!