Royal Doulton Bunnykins 2-piece Bunny Baby Set. - "Shining Stars"
This is a vintage Royal Doulton Bunnykin's 2 handled mug and rimmed bowl set. While vintage it is in pristine condition, and appears to be unused. Shining Stars and flying kites in the sunshine! Beautifully depicted by the artist.
This Bunnykins Nursery ware Set, including Baby Plate/Bowl, and 2-Handled Mug, can be used and enjoyed everyday to feed a baby or toddler.
The chinaware line originated with artwork by Barbara Vernon Bailey, the daughter of Cuthbert Bailey, general manager of Doulton during the 1930s. Unbeknownst to the public, Vernon was not a professional illustrator, but a nun in the Augustinian Canonesses of the Lateran.
Introduced in 1934, Bunnykins tableware depicted Mr. and Mrs. Bunnykins and other rabbits dressed in human clothing, in colourful rural and small-town English scenes, transfer-printed on white china. The earliest pieces, signed by Vernon, 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.
Components: Baby Plate/Bowl, 2-Handled Mug.
Fine China Dishwasher/Microwave Safe.