Finally, a much-needed expansive photo reference guide to this popular manufacturer of fine bone china from Longton in the renowned Staffordshire potting district in England. A grand assortment of the prolific Shelley Pottery's products is illustrated, including works by their predecessor, Wileman & Co, a.k.a. The Foley China. Over 500 photos show more than 1,000 pieces, including dinnerware, tea and coffee sets, jelly molds, ashtrays and souvenir items, vases, pitchers, and the ever-popular miniatures in the chintz, landscapes, and bright floral patterns widely prized by today's collectors. A brief history of Shelley and its predecessor, spanning the years 1860-1966, is included. Plus there is a guide to back stamps; a buyer's guide to fakes, reproductions, and damaged items; a pattern index; and current market values, all making this an invaluable tool for collectors and dealers.
About the Author
Tina Skinner has written extensively in the field of art and design. Jeffrey Snyder is a professional writer and editor and an expert in the field of ceramics.