This is a wonderful whimsical coffee mug by Royal Doulton. The Pattern is called Bunnykins Afternoon Tea and consists of a bunny family having an afternoon tea on the front, a bunny maid bringing tea on the back, and bunnies around the rim. Royal Doulton made lots of mugs in the Bunnykin pattern, but this particular shape is hard to find. What a great gift idea for a lover of coffee, bunnies, or tea.
Royal Doulton Bunnykins tableware and figurines are popular ceramic designs manufactured as nursery dishes and collectible figurines. The chinaware line originated with artwork by Sister Mary Barbara Bailey the daughter of Cuthbert Bailey, general manager of Doulton during the 1930s. Unbeknownst to the public, Mary Barbara Bailey was not a professional illustrator, but a nun in the Augustinian Canonesses of the Lateran. Sister Mary Barbara provided illustrations to the designers of Doulton & Co. to be used on tableware. 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. 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.
3 inches in diameter
3¾ inches in height
Holds 8 Ounces
This cup is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or staining.
A great gift for holidays or special occasions.
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