This Shelly China cup, saucer and plate are part of a tea set which was specially made for sale by J.G. Asser's store and is decorated with three Scone scenes - Kelly Street, Scone, Kelly Street looking south from the Cook fountain and Flat Rock Scone. The full set is on display at the Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society Museum. The set was donated by Mrs Verna Bell, adopted daughter of Jim Vine's second wife, Olive Teague. It belonged to Jim and Ruby Vine (nee Shytrump) who married in 1912, and it is possible that it may have been a wedding present.
Edward Solomons (d. 1899) owned a saddler and harness making business in Scone from 1876-1899. His premises were on the south-east corner of Kelly and Liverpool Streets.
Solomons was elected on the first Council of Scone when Scone became a municipality on 6 September 1888. In 1892 he became Mayor.
Solomons was killed on the 23 April 1899 when his buggy was hit by a falling tree. He was only 48 years of age. After his death FH Thrift took over Solomons' Saddlery and harness business.
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