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'BLUE BLOCK'  A SHELLEY VOGUE PART TEASET
DESIGNED BY ERIC SLATER, 1930
'BLUE BLOCK' A SHELLEY VOGUE PART TEASET DESIGNED BY ERIC SLATER, 1930

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'BLUE BLOCK' A SHELLEY VOGUE PART TEASET DESIGNED BY ERIC SLATER, 1930 pattern 11788, painted in shades of blue, highlighted in gilt, comprising; milk-jug and sugar basin, eleven cups, twelve saucers, eleven side plates, and two sandwich plates printed factory marks, painted number (chip to one saucer)

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The Vogue shaped proved unpopular due to its wide flaring shape, which rapidly cooled and the solid handle which proved awkward to handle. Clients complained that they could not hang the cup from a hook due to its solid handle! Although Shelley relented, producing the same shape with an open handle, the Vogue cups with the solid handle have proved an icon of British Art Deco design

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