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A very handsome and somewaht rare Cloisello Ware bowl by Shelley potteries Long Foley generously planted with white muscari 'White Dream'. The bowl is in impeccable condition with no blemishes, even the gilt is still perfect. The pattern was registered in 1914 and the mark dates the bowl between 1910 and 1916. 


Shelley Potteries, situated in Staffordshire, was earlier known as Wileman & Co. which had also traded as The Foley Potteries. Its china and earthenware products were many and varied although the major output was table ware. In the late Victorian period the Art Nouveau style pottery and Intarsio ranges designed by art director Frederick Alfred Rhead were extremely popular. Cloisello Ware was very much from this time showing the Japanese and Chinese influences on design, whilst using more crisp pattern and shape designs. Shelley is probably best known for its fine bone china “Art Deco” ware of the inter-war years and post-war fashionable tea ware.


The bulbs can be re-planted out in the garden to flower again next season, and the bowl is an excellent antique in its own right even if it is not used as a bulb planter. Our potted plants makes the perfect gift and come with a personalised gift card carefully packed in our compostable recycled straw boxes and shipped overnight throughout the UK with the option of our very pretty handblocked tissue paper and vintage velvet ribbon gift wrapping. The perfect sustainable way to to have scented flowers in your home over winter and nothing single-use about any element!


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Antique 'Cloisello Ware' hexangonal bowl with Muscari


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