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  A Collectors Guide to Wileman & Shelley Intarsio      
    Title A Collectors Guide to Wileman & Shelley Intarsio*
    Author Les Foley
    Publisher Les Foley
    Date March 2010
    ISBN 978-0-9563517-0-8

This long awaited book consists of thirty-six A5 sized pages, and begins with a four page introduction written by Janet Stiff, which outlines the design, production and development of Intarsio at the Foley potteries. This is followed by a further 29 pages with over 480 images of Intarsio pieces including reverse sides, where these are different, colour and shape variations and sets with a common number. These images cover over 400 different pattern numbers including 103 items in the pattern number range 3529 to 3999, from the ‘Lost’ pattern books, the majority of these are Second Series items produced under the directorship of Walter Slater and bear the Shelley backstamp. There are also 10 items with no pattern number or the pattern number is not known and 6 advertising pieces. Below the pictures on each page is a table listing the pattern numbers and descriptions applicable to the items on that page. Where the information is known, the list also includes shape number, registered number and dimensions.