1920's/30's Shelley Cruet set by Mabel Lucie Attwell - (Sold)

Stock No. 330 

Here we have a genuine cruet / condiment set designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell and only produced by Shelley in the 1920s/1930s, comprising a salt cellar, a pepper pot and a mustard pot and lid shaped as magic mushrooms which are seated in circular recesses on a green glazed tray, with the figure of a "Boo Boo" (a green clothed fairy) peeping out from behind a mushroom.
Although Mabel Lucie Attwell pre war tea wares are now fairly scarce in their own right, this Mabel Lucie Attwell cruet / condiment set really is incredibly scarce - far more so than either of her 1920s teasets and much of her other teaset china with few exceptions including some of the original pre-war figures of children and Boo Boos and a very few other rarely found pieces.

Condition is excellent.
Marked to base of tray with the pre-war Shelley backstamp (earlier than 1939)

Dimensions :
Tray - max. diameter : 6 inches
Tray - max height 3.5 inches

( cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, page 154.).