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Shelley Mocha Floral Decorated Boxed Set of 6 Cups and Saucers

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COMPANY / MAKER: Shelley
ITEM: Boxed Set of Floral Coffee Cups and Saucers
PATTERN: Various Floral Decorations
SHAPE: Mocha
PRODUCTION DATES: 1945 - 1966
CUP MEASUREMENT: 2 3/8" H.
SAUCER MEASUREMENT: 4 7/8" D.

MARKS: Each cup is marked with the words "Fine Bone China" with " Shelly" in a shield and "England" beneath that. Each cup has a number beneath England. The numbers are in sequence. The numbers we can read are 955, 956, 957, 959. The other two numbers are not legible but should fall in line with the other four. The saucers are marked the same, but do not have the numbers on them.

CONDITION: This fabulous Shelley MOCHA shaped set of cups and saucers is one of the most exciting Shelley items that we have offered for sale. This lovely set may have been sold as a sample set. Each cup and saucer is decorated with a different flower, trimmed in gold, and was sold as a boxed set. All of the cups and saucers are in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The colors are outstanding. The set is beautiful, and the patterns are well defined. The gold trim is perfect. The box is in great shape but does show some wear at the edges from age. Please see the photos provided of the box.

Shelley Mocha Floral Decorated Boxed Set of 6 Cups and Saucers

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Shelley Floral Decorated on Mocha Blank Boxed Set of 6 Cups and Saucers
Shelley Boxed Set of Mocha Cup and Saucers
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COMPANY / MAKER: Shelley
ITEM: Boxed Set of Floral Coffee Cups and Saucers

PATTERN: Various Floral Decorations

SHAPE: Mocha

PRODUCTION DATES: 1945 - 1966

CUP MEASUREMENT: 2 3/8" H.

SAUCER MEASUREMENT: 4 7/8" D.

MARKS: Each cup is marked with the words "Fine Bone China" with " Shelly" in a shield and "England" beneath that. Each cup has a number beneath England.  The numbers are in sequence. The numbers we can read are Shelley Mocha  Cups showing hand paintings955, 956, 957, 959. The other two numbers are not legible but should fall in line with the other four.   The saucers are marked the same, but do not have the numbers on them. 

Condition: This fabulous Shelley MOCHA shaped set of cups and saucers is one of the most exciting Shelley items that we have offered for sale.  This lovely set may have been sold as a sample set. Shelley Mocha  Cups showing hand paintings Each cup and saucer is decorated with a different flower, trimmed in gold, and was sold as a boxed set. All of the cups and saucers are in  Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage.   The colors are outstanding.  The set is beautiful, and the patterns are well defined.  The gold trim is perfect. The box is in great shape but does show some use at the edges from wear.  Please see the photos provided of the box. 


Shelley Boxed Set of Mocha Cup and Saucers Another ViewThe Wileman & Company Foley Pottery Company Shelley Pottery - In 1827 a man named John Smith established a group of factories that became know as the "Foley Potteries Factory." Later, Henry Wileman purchased the company and called it Wileman & Co. These companies are the basis for the pottery that later became known as Shelley.

Shelley is famous for its beautiful bone china
which is both durable and delicate. Throughout the years many beautiful patterns have been created and this Staffordshire England Pottery has been one of the most popular sources of fine china. Shelley creations grace many beautiful households and are avidly collected today.
In 1860, the Foley Pottery Works constructed a second plant. At this time the companies were known as the Foley Pottery works.
Shelley Mocha Cup -- Backstamp
During the early 1860s James B. Shelley left a position at Dresden works and joined Henry Wileman and his two sons Charles and James. Mr Shelly's position at this point in the company was as a salesperson.

With the death of Henry in 1864 his sons took over and ran the two potteries; James supervised the first factory (earthenware) and Charles ran the newer china works. In 1870 James died and Charles took James Shelley on as a partner in the business.

Shelley Floral Saucers Shelley was determined that his company would produce the very best china available. Percy Shelley, son of James, became interested in the business and became a part of the firm. He ran the company for the next 50 years, and took over where his father left off. He employed top pottery artists and litho designers. He was determined to improve the overall quality of their pottery. The elegantly styled dainty shapes that we know today as Shelley were created while Percy was head of the company. During this time the pottery Shelley Floral Saucer Backswas known as Foley Pottery, but due to a legal battle around 1910 the company was renamed Shelley. In 1925 the name became official.

Largely due to the work done by Percy, the company continued to grow and prosper. Many new patterns and shapes were added in the 1930s. By World War II only the china side of the company remained in production. Sometime during the mid-1940s Shelley began producing most of its finer China for export. Shelley became a name renowned worldwide. While many companies shut down during the war Shelly was able to continue to production due to its large export business.

The 1950s post war sales were phenomenal and Shelley continued to grow and expand. The mid 1950s were Shelley's peak years. Unfortunately with the arrival modernization and automation more companies were able to produce quality china at lower prices. Shelley's more expensive hand made china was often overlooked when price became a issue. In 1966 Shelley was sold to Allied Potteries and production of Shelley's labeled china was discontinued.


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COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE United Kingdom
COMPANY / MAKER Shelley
DISTRIBUTOR N/A
PATTERN / ITEM Boxed Set Floral Cups and Saucers on Mocha Blank
DECORATION/ HAND PAINTING Various Floral Designs
CIRCA 1945 - 1966

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