With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Shelley China

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Shelley China

This pretty little teacup saucer was given to me from my mom. She brought it all the way home from Alaska during a visit with her brother and his family.
The pattern is called Summer Glory.
What makes this dish extra special is that it was made by a pottery company called Shelley which is my mothers married name and my maiden name. My dads roots are German, not English, but it's neat to know it is the same name and the same spelling.

Photo source The National Shelley China Club

Photo source The National Shelley China Club

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. The event seemed to be enough for James B. Shelley to leave his position at the Dresden works and join Henry Wileman and his sons as a mere traveler or salesperson. In 1864, Henry Wileman died and his two sons Charles and James split the two works with James running the earthenware works and Charles the china works. In 1870, James dies and in 1872, Charles took James Shelley in partnership to run the china works.
*Info from the National Shelley China Club. Read more by clicking link.Cindy's My Romantic Home is full of interesting Show & Tell Posts ~ visit to see them all!


Robyn said...

I love learning the history behind things I have! Those pattern is gorgeous!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That's such a neat story to go along with the plate. I always enjoy your Show and Tell posts!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Very pretty!

Vicki said...

Oh, that tea cup saucer is so lovely! I love the soft romantic colors! And the creator's name has so much significance for you and your family, too. Blessings to you! Vicki

Shirley said...

The little plate is beautiful and even more special being your Mom's. That's a great story behind it and the history of the china co.

Miss Jen said...

What beautiful china~

Happy Thanksgiving~ dearest Mrs.H.
I thank the Lord for you!!

Love~ Miss Jen

Pearl Maple said...

Learing the history and story behind pretty things only makes them all the more interesting, thanks for sharing with us.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing....and I loved reading the history too. That always makes for an excellent post to have more of the item and it's background.

My show n tell is HERE

Happy Friday.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, That is a beautiful pattern; so very delicate and pretty. I enjoyed reading the history also. I know that piece is extra special to you.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so pretty! I think I have a piece of Shelley in my chintz collection!

Janice said...

That's a very pretty plate, thanks for the history. Staffordshire is where most of the English potteries are or were based.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, its so pretty. Wish I had one. Just lovely. Rosie

Lynda @ Elegance Reclaimed said...

A beautiful sauce and with the family connections just makes it all the more precious.
Yes ... Shelley has lovely bone-china and beautuiful patterns. Thanks you for the history of the plant, very interesting.

Thank you for sharing and have a GRAND wekend.

Diane said...

Lori, it looks like the highly collectible chintzware. It's lovely!

Diann said...

Hi Lori!

What a beautiful piece! love it!

Tara said...

How interesting. That is a beautiful piece. Love that name too.

Carolyn said...

Love that pattern-so pretty!


marie said...

What a beautiful saucer ~ thanks for the bit of history too!

crochet lady said...

That is a beautiful plate and a wonderful story. Thanks for the show and tell!

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