Shelley China trinket dish designed by Hilda Cowham (Sold)

Stock No. 270 

An extremely rare Shelley China fluted porcelain trinket dish, transfer printed and hand painted in enamels, with an attractive design of a young girl with a ginger cat by Hilda Cowham and incorporating her signature. This is one of the earliest designs by Hilda Cowham (her first series)for Shelley China and dates from 1924/1925.It is noteworthy that pieces designed by Hilda Cowham for Shelley are much more scarce than those by Mabel Lucie Attwell, having been made in even smaller numbers at the time.
Condition is excellent.
Marked to the base with the green "Shelley" shield backstamp with "ENGLAND" printed below it.

Dimensions :
width : 4.75 inches

( cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, pattern not illustrated but listed on page 151 as probably belonging to the first series of wares by Hilda Cowham for Shelley.)