A strikingly attractive deep cobalt blue roses patterned china tea trio (cup, saucer and circular tea plate) by Wileman & Co, (predecessors of Shelley), The Foley China, England, in their somewhat rare 'Foley' shape dating from about the year 1905. The cup stands two and five eighth inches in height with a top rim diameter of three inches, the plate diameter is seven inches, and the saucer diameter is five and a half inches. All three pieces carry factory backstamps in the form of the crowned "W & Co, The Foley China, England" one applicable to the period 1890-1910; none of them carry pattern numbers. The trio is in excellent condition, all pieces having a clear ring; certainly no chips, cracks, or hairlines nor any rubbing, crazing, fading, discolouration, etc., and no restoration. There is no reserve on this antique flow blue trio and our start price is considered a reasonable one for such an unusual offering.
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