A beautiful vintage fine bone china teacup and saucer set by Shelley. This chintz pattern is called Melody and several shapes of this teacup and saucer were made between 1938 and 1950. This is the Ripon shape #13882 and has the heavy gold footed base.
This is a gorgeous chintz pattern with a seafoam green background with bunches of wild flowers in pink, yellow and periwinkle blue.
The saucer measures 5 1/2" across and has a very lightly scalloped edge which is trimmed in gold. The footed teacup stands a hair under 3" in height and is trimmed in gold at the rim, on the handled and heavily at the foot. The inside of the teacup is white. Both pieces are in Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, flakes, repairs, crazing or discoloration. The gold trim is also Excellent. The saucer is marked on the bottom "FINE BONE CHINA, Shelley, ENGLAND, Melody" . The cup is marked "FINE BONE CHINA, Shelley, ENGLAND" and "13382" (there appears to be a letter L before and after the number but it hand painted and hard to decipher).
This is a gorgeous set for the Shelley collector or to add your existing set. This particular shape with the heavier gold footed cup is more difficult to fine.