A Time Remembered

Circa: 1950
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Shelley China /Made in England
This beautiful bone china cup and saucer was made by Shelley China Ltd. and is marked: Fine Bone China / Shelley / England / #13497/0.
The original potteries built in 1860 (at the Foley district of Fenton, Staffordshire) by Henry Wileman were named Foley China Works. The first Shelley to join the company was JB Shelley, who started work as a traveling salesperson in 1862. In 1872, JF Wileman and JB Shelley went into partnership to form Wileman & Co. In 1881 Percy Shelley also joined the company. His three sons, Norman, Jack and Bob, joined Shelley in 1918. Bob's two sons, Alan and Donald, also joined the company in 1946.
The Company
The trade name used by Wileman & Co was Foley China. From 1890 to 1910 the name Foley or Foley China, was used in conjunction with the name Wileman & Co. In 1910 the trade name was changed to Shelley, but between 1910 and 1916 the words Late Foley were still being included in the backstamp. This caused confusion because a number of other companies were also using the name Foley, as this was the name of an area that had a lot of potteries. From 1912 the name Foley was dropped from the backstamps and only Shelley was used. The company name was changed to Shelley in 1925. It became a limited company in 1929. In 1965 the name was changed yet again, this time to Shelley China Ltd.
In 1966 Shelley China Ltd came to an end when it was taken over by Allied English Potteries.
Done in a Red Polka Dot pattern with gold trim on a white background.
In very good + condition without chips, cracks or fleabites the cup measures 2 1/2 inches high, 3 5/8 inches across the rim and 1 7/8 inches across the base while the saucer measures 5 3/4 inches in diameter.
An addition to any Shelley Bone China Cup and Saucer Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. Feel free to contact me with any questions and thank you for looking.

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