Wileman Breakfast Cup


The Shelley story begins about 1860 when the Wileman family, owners of the Foley works, a large pottery between Longton and Fenton in Staffordshire, England, built a second pottery for the purpose of producing fine china. Wileman & Company was formed in 1872 to run the Foley China Works (replaced J. F. Wileman). Wares produced in the new works were labelled with unique backstamps, in 1910 the Shelley backstamp replaced Wileman and Co. backstamps.

This rare set of tea ware were made at the Foley works in 1894. A lovely Wileman Gainsborough shape breakfast set decorated with hand tinted art nouveau poppies and finished with sponged gold.

Plates and saucers have the green backstamps for the period and pattern # 7584.

This stunning breakfast set consists of a …..

A footed peony shaped tea / coffee cup – Height: 7.5 cms x 10.5 cms diameter

Saucer – 16.5 cms

Excellent condition, no staining or crazing, looks unused.                                                                       

2 in stock


Shelley and Wileman Backstamps


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