Shelley China Cake / Sandwich Plate - Mabel Lucie Attwell - Sold

Stock No. 286 

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's design is particularly elusive and bears the inscription " A Fairy Boat To Take Us Away, To The Land Where Mermaids Love To Play". Condition is good with only slight wear generally and 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. Some of 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)