Vintage White Ceramic Shelley England Jelly Mold circa 1920-1945
If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever suits your taste. Alexander Smith
From 1862-1966, the Shelley Potteries in Staffordshire, England were operated by members of the Shelley family. Known for their stylish designs particularly surrounding the art deco era of the 1920's, Shelley produced whimsical dishware for children as well as tableware, dishware and functional earthenware. Always keen on designing dishes that were a little bit different than the standard, Shelley's jelly molds were prized for their decorative shapes both inside and outside the mold. This one, in particular, was made between the years 1925-1945, when the pottery was operating at peak performance. After 1945, Shelley changed gears and focused solely on producing fine bone china and refining their kilns. The pottery ceased operations in 1966 shortly after becoming part of Allied English Potteries.
- Stylish design
- Bright white
- An ideal vessel for pudding, jelly, aspic or blancmange
- Stamped with Shelly mark on the exterior rim
In fully functional (and pretty!) condition, there is a small chip (less than 1/4" inch) on the rim (please see photo) and some crazing marks.
Measures 7.5" inches (length) x 5.75" inches (width) x 3" inches (height).
Pretty enough on its own just for display, this almost antique jelly mold is a design statement and a utilitarian piece all in one! It also has a hidden talent. Because it has a raised dome-shaped center that forms a peak, it makes a wonderful hand juicer for citrus fruits.