“Vogue” shaped porcelain teacup in the bright yellow Sunray pattern 11742, designed by Eric Slater for Shelley and introduced in August 1930. Discontinued in 1933, due to impractically designed hard to hold cup handle.
Teacup has footed conical form and measures 2-1/2′ high and the saucer is 4″ in diameter.
Stamped in green on the bottom: Shelley; ENGLAND; Rd 756533 with pattern number 11742-4.
A close up of one of the metal staples which was drilled through the outside of the delicate cup, holding the 2 broken pieces together.
The inside of the teacup reveals the ends of the staples flanking the crack.
This “perfect” example can be seen in the ceramics collection at the V&A Museum in London.