FOR SALE ☞ Signed Barbara Vernon Bunnykins Bowl
DESCRIPTION ☞ A visit to Mr. Piggly's store is in order! This classic Bunnykins bowl was made by Royal Doulton, and signed by Barbara Vernon. It features a scene of Mrs. Bunnykins bringing the kids to visit the grocer, Mr. Piggly at his shop. The standard Bunnykins border lines the rim of the bowl.
"Introduced in 1934, Bunnykins tableware depicted Mr. and Mrs. Bunnykins and other rabbits dressed in human clothing, in colorful rural and small-town English scenes, transfer-printed on white china. The earliest pieces, signed "Barbara Vernon" (Sister Mary Barbara Bailey), are quite rare and highly prized. Bunnykins china was used by Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret and thus became a popular present given as christening and birthday gifts in middle-class English homes. In 1950 Sister Mary Barbara Bailey quit producing drawings for Doulton & Co. A succession of artists took her place providing designs for tableware and figurines.
"In the early 1950s designs by Sister Mary Barbara were discontinued." -- From Wikipedia
DIMENSIONS ☞ Bowl measures approximately 6" wide and 2" tall.
CONDITION ☞ In decent shape. There are some scratches in the transfer paint -- around Mr. Piggly, baby bunny in red and on the bunny border. There is also some slight crazing, most notably by Mr. Piggly's sign and the carrots. A small brown spot in the glaze can be seen underneath the shop scene at the bottom of the bowl. There is also some wear around the bottom of the bowl where there is no glaze. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!
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