1930s Shelley Old England Banded Ginger Jar
This is a lovely 1930s Shelley Old England Banded Ginger Jar. The colours are still quite vibrant and was part of the hand decorated ‘Harmony’ range, dating to the 1930s. The ‘Old England’ pattern has a traditional English thatched cottage on one side and a copse on the other. The main colour way is cream and brown.
In good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. There is some wear to the paintwork which is most noticeable where the lid has been in contact with the jar. Unfortunately, the lid is missing but it still makes a great vase or planter!
- Base diameter: 9cm (3.5″)
- Height: 17cm (6.7″)
- Maximum Diameter: 15cm (~ 6.0″)
Back mark used 1925-1945
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Shelley was situated in the popular Foley potteries area of Staffordshire. The company was initially known as Wileman & Co, with the first Shelley, Joseph, joining the company in 1862, followed by his son, Percy in 1896. Percy went on to become the sole proprietor, and headed the family run business for 50 years. In 1966, as with many of the pottery factories, it became part of a larger umbrella business; in Shelley’s case this was Allied English Potteries (AEP).
Shelley produced some wonderful china in their history but their best era is probably that of the Art Deco period with their wonderful geometric designs and innovative hand decoration; including Harmony and Harmony Drip Ware.