Offered here we have a Extraordinary Shelley Art Deco Spill Vase - the pattern name is Balloons and Flashes #8575. This early piece has a gorgeous luster finish - Wileman and Company used this mark from 1912 - 1925. Shelley China was made in the Staffordshire district of England.
In 1905 Walter Slater became the Art Director of Wileman & Co. he had previously worked at the Minton and Doulton factories so he was well established in his field. By 1911 he had free rein at the factory and was responsible for the development of many new and innovative designs. In 1922 he introduced a stunning range of Lustre-decorated ware of high quality - the pieces included flower bowls, spill vases, ginger jars and clocks.
That would now date this vase from 1922 - 1925 right in the Art Deco era which is very apparent by its bold design - these pictures can’t even begin to do justice for this piece as it was very hard to photograph - I apologize for the glare - the hand painted designs are all rich, deep and intact - yellow colored body of the vase is painted to almost look like it has a marble finish and the all over lustre finish is amazing. Vase stands 7.5” tall and measures 4” in diameter - it is in wonderful condition and shows just the slightest bit of wear from being handled over the years - nothing that detracts from its overall beauty - there are no chips, cracks, breaks or repairs. Please see all pictures and feel free to ask any questions :)
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