Small Shelley Parian Bust of King George V
Shelley China has an exemplary reputation for quality and design. The lineage dates from the first quarter of the 19th century when it started as Foley Pottery before a second factory was opened in 1860 to concentrate on producing the best china possible. In 1910 the company became entangled in a legal battle with other producers, over the use of the name Foley (which was the name of the region), they lost the battle and the name changed to Shelley. This bust dates from between 1910 and 1916, evidenced by the backstamp and shows King George the Fifth in full military uniform, which suggests perhaps about the time of his coronation. The bust is parian ware while the pedestal is glazed. The piece stands 4 ¾” (120mm) high and is 2 ¾” (70mm) at its widest part.
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