Japan Shelley China Tea Set


An extremely rare antique tea set, circa 1890, made by the Wileman factory in Foley Staffordshire. The set comprising of a large cake plate and trios is decorated in the red and black Imari design of Japan, pattern number 3725 – Registered number 84175. The cups are made in the quatrefoil scalloped Alexandra shape. 

The Shelley story begins about 1860 when the Wileman family, owners of the Foley pottery between Longton and Fenton in Staffordshire, built a second pottery for the purpose of producing fine china. From 1882-1935 Wileman and Shelley made beautifully ornate china wares in the Japanese style, producing 167 pattern numbers in this style alone.

This rare set consists of a …..

Large cake plate – 24 cm across

6 Tea Cups – 5.5 cm x 9.5 cm diameter – 2 with hairlines

4 Saucers – 14 cm diameter

6 Tea Plates – 18.5 cm

Lovely condition, a little rubbing to the gilt.


1 in stock


Wileman and Shelley Japan Ware


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