A striking Harmony Art Ware vase from Shelley c1935. The vase has jade-green drip-glaze bands over a tangerine body. Harmony Ware was designed and introduced in 1932 by Eric Slater utilising drip-glaze techniques - because of this, no two pieces are the same. Marked Shelley, England. 21cm in height and 20cm at its widest across body.
Shelley (then known as Wileman & Co. and renown for china ware) started producing earthenware art pottery under Frederick Rhead (Art Director) at the end of the 19th century. In 1910 the trade name was changed to Shelley Potteries Ltd. and a new "Shield" shape backstamp bearing the name Shelley was introduced. Harmony Ware was introduced by Shelley in 1932. It evolved through a series of styles under the guidance of Eric Slater. In 1940 the company stopped production of earthenware and concentrate entirely on producing fine bone china. Shelley's earthenware Art Pottery ranges enjoyed a very popular but brief period up to 1940 but was never re-introduced. In June 1966 Shelley became part of Allied English Potteries and production of Shelley china ceased.
Large Shelley Harmony Art Ware Vase c1935 (21cm)
This piece is in very good overall condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. There are some minor surface abrasions commensurate with age. The vase would have had a lid - however remains a lovely display piece. Please see photos as these form an important part of the description.