Child Plate, Royal Doulton, Bunnykins, Letter Box” Bone China, Vintage

Child Plate, Royal Doulton, Bunnykins, Letter Box” Bone China, Vintage


Vintage Bunnykins Plate, Royal Doulton – SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION & CONDITION



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  • Pattern: Bunnykins – Airmail Delivery
  • Made in England 
  • Vintage: 1976- 1987
  • Details:  One of the finest child dinnerware sets ever made, the Bunnykins by Royal Doulton are highly collectible and cherished.  Originally based on drawings made by Sister Mary Barbara Bailey, from 1934 until 1950.  This design called “Letterbox” was designed by Barbara Vernon and Walter Hayward in 1952.  If you ever find a piece signed “Barbara Vernon”, it would be an extremely rare find and a real treasure.   This one is stamped on the back with the Royal Doulton logo plus: “English Fine Bone China, Bunnykins, 1936 Royal Doulton (UK)”.  Based on the backstamp we estimate it to be between1976-1987.  If you collect this pattern, we hope this find brings you joy.  This makes a wonderful Baby Shower gift, and a really cute addition to a nursery!
  • Material:  Bone China
  • Dimensions:  8.0 inches in Diameter
  • Condition:  Vintage – Used.  Excellent Vintage Condition. There are some minor surface scratches in the center, barely visible (photographed for you), acceptable due to age/use/wear.    Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.   
  • Shipping is included, (Continental US only), unless otherwise noted.  This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection.  AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location. 

Royal Doulton, a name synonymous with the finest English china across the world, was started in London, England by John Doulton, John Watts and Martha Jones, in 1815.  (Originally called “Jones, Watts and Doulton”).  In 1820, Martha left the company and in 1826 the name was changed to “Doulton & Watts”.  John Watts retired from the company in 1854 which by then was called ‘Doulton & Company‘. In 1873 when John Doulton passed away his son, Henry, who has been working alongside his father, took over the company.  They were becoming very well known and the Queen took notice.  In 1887, Queen Victoria knighted Henry Doulton for his contributions to the ceramic art and then later in 1901 King Edwards VII gave the company a Royal Warrant. From this Royal Warrant the company was then able to trade as ‘Royal Doulton‘, the name we all know today.  Royal Doulton is no longer a family owned business, they merged with Minton in 1968, acquiring Royal Albert from the merger with AEP in 1971. And, in 2005, all became part of the Waterford Wedgwood group.

Additional information

Weight2.125 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 3 in


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