Rare Pair of Shelley 'Rich Butterfly' Lustre Vases by Walter Slater c1920
Rare Pair of Shelley 'Rich Butterfly' Lustre Vases by Walter Slater c1920
Rare Pair of Shelley 'Rich Butterfly' Lustre Vases by Walter Slater c1920
Rare Pair of Shelley 'Rich Butterfly' Lustre Vases by Walter Slater c1920
Rare Pair of Shelley 'Rich Butterfly' Lustre Vases by Walter Slater c1920

Rare Pair of Shelley 'Rich Butterfly' Lustre Vases by Walter Slater c1920

£420.00
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A fantastic pair of Shelley lustre vases designed by Walter Slater. Lovely crimson pink under the rims, shading to deep cobalt blue. Each vase painted with large multi-coloured butterflies finished in best gold*. Both in excellent condition - no chips, cracks or restoration and showing little signs of wear or rubbing. Rare to find a pair, especially in such good order. Printed Shelley marks with Walter Slater signatures. Height 12.7cm (5in)

*The Shelley pattern book archives describe the various complicated 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".

Specifications
  • Condition:
    New
  • Weight:
    1.2kg