This is a breathtakingly pretty Blue Daisy Chintz #14212 Teacup and Saucer on the Oleander Shape by Shelley Bone China. Shelley was known for its fine quality, and this cup and saucer is a perfect example. A pale blue ground covers the embossed flower petal Oleander shape on the outside of the cup and the front of the saucer. The inside of the cup is covered with a chintz pattern of white daisies with sunny yellow centers on a two-tone blue foliage background. Touches of deep gray add dimension to the flowers. The handle and foot of the cup are gold trimmed, and the scalloped rims of both pieces are outlined in gold. The elements combine to make this a set of ethereal beauty.
The teacup is 2-1/8 inches tall, 4-1/4 inches diameter across the top with another inch for the handle, and stands on a 1-1/4 inch foot. The matching saucer is 5-5/8 inches in diameter.
Made by Shelley sometime around 1945 to 1966, it is stamped in green underglaze with "Fine Bone China" above a script "Shelley" in shield followed by “England.” There is also a handpainted 14212 in pink on the cup along with a pink artist’s mark.
A truly fine quality set, any expected wear on the gold is truly minimal, and surface scratches are imperceptible. There are no other condition issues.
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