Rare Shelley Trinket Dish designed by Hilda Cowham

Rare Shelley Trinket Dish designed by Hilda Cowham
Stock No. 448
An extremely rare Shelley China fluted porcelain trinket dish, transfer printed and then hand painted in enamels, with an attractive design of a young girl in her party dress 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 all 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. These trinket dishes are also amongst the scarcest of the Hilda Cowham designs for Shelley in the 1920s Condition is excellent. Marked to the base with the green "Shelley" shield backstamp with "ENGLAND" printed below it. Dimensions : width : 4 inches ( cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin , This is a very rare pattern not illustrated or listed on page 151 where two other designs for Hilda Cowham's trinket dishes are described and listed as probably belonging to the first series of wares by Hilda Cowham for Shelley.)

Early 19th Century Handpainted Derby Inkwell

Early 19th Century Handpainted Derby Inkwell
Stock No. 447
Early 19th Century Handpainted Derby Inkwell An early 19th century Derby inkwell handpainted in colours and bearing the handpainted Duesbury Derby mark in red to the base ( see illus. above ) which dates it to between 1800 and 1825. The decoration is extremely similar to several pieces illustrated in Geoffrey Godden's Illustrated Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain 2nd Ed. and particularly an ice pail with the similar Duesbury Derby mark in red (item 222 page 138)which he more narrowly dates to between 1805 and 1815. Condition is excellent, with only some minor wearing of the gilt decoration in places, and it also still contains the original separate ceramic ink well liner in undamaged condition! Dimensions : height : 4 ins.