The Shelley story begins about 1860 when the Wileman family, owners of the Foley works, a large pottery between Longton and Fenton in Staffordshire, England, built a second pottery for the purpose of producing fine china. Wileman & Company was formed in 1872 to run the Foley China Works replaced J. Wares produced in the new works were labelled with unique backstamps, in 1910 the Shelley backstamp replaced Wileman and Co. This rare set of tea ware were made at the Foley works in 1894.A lovely Wileman Gainsborough shape tea set decorated with hand tinted art nouveau poppies and finished with sponged gold. Plates and saucers have the green backstamps for the period and pattern # 7584. This rare trio consists of a.. A footed peony shaped tea cup - Height: 6 cms x 10 cms diameter. Saucer - 14.5 cms. Our offices are based in a lovely old barn conversion near the North Cotswold village of Chipping Campden where every figurine is professionally cleaned and checked under UV light so an accurate condition report can be established before individual items are added to the website. If you wish to come and meet us we exhibit at the Antiques for everyone Spring, Summer and Winter fairs at the NEC Birmingham, the largest vetted art fair outside of London. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Cookware & Tableware\Cup & Saucers". The seller is "coscombe" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.