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I wonder if you can assist. Whilst clearing my mother's property

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I wonder if you can assist. Whilst clearing my mother’s property I came across an item of pottery that possible was my grandmothers.
The backstamp reads FOLEY – ENGLISH BONE CHINA – By Thomas Acland – ARITST’S COPYRIGHT RESERVED, and a black line where normally ‘First Edition’ would appear.
I have searched on the internet and the all the matching Foley backstamps point to the Harrods exhibition of 1934 entitled 'Modern Art for the Table'. Further internet research has confirmed that Thomas Acland Fennemore was the art director at Foley Potteries whom instigated the Harrods exhibition, pulling together 27 artists (using the ‘by Artist’ backstamp) and he also entered his own work which I believe my piece is one.
Regards Paul
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send photos. A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Here is first photo.

And second photo.

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi ,
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi Paul,
You are correct and yes indeed, this is one of the objects made for the exhibition at Harrod's by Foley and both under the direction of Thomas Acland as well as designed by him.
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Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your reply and confirming my findings.
Can provide an auction and private sale valuations?
Do you know what the pattern is called?
Do you know where I can find the E. Brian pattern books or information?
Do you know why some of the Harrods collection of Foley have First Edition and others are blanked out?
Regards Paul
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi Paul,
I will look into your queries for you.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Nora, I look forward to your reply.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Certainly
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi Paul,
I have not been able to locate any solid information on the queries you have on your item.
If you like, I can opt-out and open your question again to all the experts at no additional fee.
Please let me know how you would like to proceed.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Nora,

Thank you for looking, can you as suggested open this question to all the experts.

As you know i am interested in the following:

Can provide an auction and private sale valuations?
Do you know what the pattern is called?
Do you know where I can find the E. Brian pattern books or information?
Do you know why some of the Harrods collection of Foley have First Edition and others are blanked out?

Kindest regards. Paul

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi Paul,
Certainly.
I will opt-out and your question will open again to all the experts. If someone knows the answer they will post a response to you here. You do not need to re-list your question and this does not cost you extra.
I will not be able to respond back after opting-out.
I do hope you find the information that you seek.
Sincerely,
Nora
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi thanks for your reply, Nora said she would open my question to all other professionals at no extra charge, therefore I am happy for this to happen. The original question only confirmed my own findings but not the 4 part question above. Regards Paul.
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
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