Shelley Harmony Ware Drip Glaze Vase, 1930s
LOT NUMBER 4
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LOT NUMBER 4
Shelley Harmony Ware Drip Glaze Vase, 1930sA ceramic vase of plain ovoid form, the body slightly ribbed and painted with various shades of green, brown and light blue with ‘drip glaze’ effects, the base glazed and with a transfer mark ‘Shelley England’ and the impressed numbers ‘985’ presumably denoting the model number. Shelley Potteries, situated in Staffordshire, was originally known as Wileman & Co. which had also traded under the name ‘The Foley Potteries’. The first Shelley to join the company was Joseph Ball Shelley in 1862, and it remained a Shelley family business until 1966, when it was taken over by Allied English Potteries. Josph’s son Percy employed first the designer Frederick Rhead then Walter Slater who had worked with Doulton. It was Walter Slater’s son, Eric, who initiated the ‘Harmony’ range in 1932, at first with a series of banded designs, and then with ‘drip ware’ patterns, an effect which he discovered by accident, which became enormously popular such that around twenty five painters were employed in their decoration. Harmony ware was produced in a wide variety of colours and this auction includes three vases which well reflect the range.
|Size:||Ht 23cm, Width (max) 13cm, Base Diam 9.5cm|
|Condition:||Perfect condition with no damage or restoration|