This stunning and hard to find antique Art Nouveau fine bone china TRIO - TEA CUP, SAUCER and PLATE was manufactured by. Wileman/Shelley Pottery in Fenton, Staffordshire. And the pattern number is 8190 - BLUE SWALLOWS. Th is is one of the most famous and recognizable patterns by Shelley. Fully marked and numbered on the back please, see pics.Wonderful and vibrant decoration of Blue Swallows and Flowers is set on a richly gilded broad band with a cobalt border above and below. All edges are gilded, and the cup handle is smothered in gold. The pattern is set on a white background. Overall condition is very good, but two pieces have a few flaws.
The plate is in excellent condition, no chips, cracks or wear. Saucer has no wear as well, but has a tiny chiplet on the back and a hairline crack please see pic. Some surface microcrazing is visible under magnifying glass. Cup has microcrazing and wear of the gold on the handle please see pic. Also, it looks like (under the magnifying glass) a small horizontal hairline on the handle where it is attached to the cup.All these flaws are not noticeable to the naked eye and this exquisite antique trio displays beautifully! Great find for a collector! Please excuse white spots in the pictures from a camera flash. Cup measures 2-1/4" tall and 3-1/4 " across the rim; saucer is 5 1/2" in diameter; plate is almost 7" in diameter. Your questions are always welcome.
The item "RARE ANTIQUE WILEMAN SHELLEY BLUE SWALLOWS GILDED TRIO TEACUP SAUCER PLATE C1910" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Cups & Saucers". The seller is "gla4691" and is located in Redford, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.