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Large Shelley Blue Lustre Ware 'Rich Butterfly' Bowl by Walter Slater c1920
Large Shelley Blue Lustre Ware 'Rich Butterfly' Bowl by Walter Slater c1920 Large Shelley Blue Lustre Ware 'Rich Butterfly' Bowl by Walter Slater c1920 Large Shelley Blue Lustre Ware 'Rich Butterfly' Bowl by Walter Slater c1920 Large Shelley Blue Lustre Ware 'Rich Butterfly' Bowl by Walter Slater c1920
 

Large Shelley Blue Lustre Ware 'Rich Butterfly' Bowl by Walter Slater c1920


A stunning Shelley lustre ware octagonal bowl with a lovely electric blue iridescence. The centre has a large gold butterfly and each alternate panel has an enamel coloured butterfly overprinted in best gold (4 in total). The exterior of the bowl has a finely streaked purple and blue lustre with a patterned gold trim*. In excellent condition - no chips, cracks or restoration and showing little signs of wear or rubbing. A rare example to find, especially in such good order. Printed Shelley England mark with Walter Slater signature. Width (point to point) 25.5cm (10in)

*The Shelley pattern book archives describe the various elaborate production techniques as "printed butterflies; blown in under-glaze water green, pink and oven blue; fired, scratched off and enamelled; fired and lustred; overprinted in gold then raised and extended in gold".





Our Price: £350.00







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