Shelley China Cake / Sandwich Plate - Mabel Lucie Attwell

Stock No. 285 

A 1920s / 1930s Shelley cake or sandwich plate designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell. These Mabel Lucie Attwell large size plates from the 1920s / 1930s are scarce. This example bears the inscription " Fairy Folk With Tiny Wings, Flying All Over My Plates and Things". Condition is very good with only slight wear on the ridges in relief. No damage or restoration at all . Printed marks for Shelley (1920s / 1930s).

Although Shelley produced Mabel Lucie Attwell's designs up to 1939, Boo-Boos (the little green fairy/elfin folk) were phased out of the designs in the later 1930s. These old designs did re-surface on Shelley china after the war for a few years, but using different ceramic body shapes in some cases and a revised colour palate in others. Those later examples are marked "fine bone china" in the Shelley backstamp, which distinguish this and other pre-war examples that are just marked with the plain Shelley backstamp.

Dimensions :
width : 9.75 inches
height : 8.25 inches

( cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, pages 10 & 153 - 158)