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

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 )

1920s Shelley Saucer by Hilda Cowham (1st series)

1920s Shelley Saucer by Hilda Cowham (1st series)
Stock No. 450
A saucer designed by Hilda Cowham in 1924/25 for Shelley with pairs of children alternated with black cats around the rim, and designed to accompany a cup with the legend "Pussy Cat Pussy Cat.....(Where have you been? etc.)". The back is marked with the Shelley backstamp and the registered design no. 7096(87) This was 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 designs - making them very scarce and hard to find today by comparison. Diameter : 5.5 inches ( Cf. Gifts for Good Children Vol.2 by Maureen Batkin page 151 )