1920s Little Bo Peep tea plate by Hilda Cowham for Shelley

Stock No. 451 

A teaplate from her first series designed by Hilda Cowham for Shelley China in 1924/1925 with her Little Bo Peep design.
The back of the plate bears the Shelley backstamp and the registered design No. 709692.
This was also from the first series of designs Hilda Cowham did for Shelley and pre-dates Mabel Lucie Attwell's designs for them. It is notable that with the popularity of Mabel Lucie Attwell's designs, Shelley quickly dropped Hilda Cowham's extremely stylish 1920s designs - making them very scarce and hard to find today by comparison.
Condition is very good with hardly any wear or scratches to the front design's surface and with no chips, hairlines or restorations.

Diameter : 6 inches.

(Cf.Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin pages 151 and illus.152)