Paragon Peek-a-Boo Baby's Plate designed by Chloe Preston

Stock No. 456 

A Paragon baby's plate designed by Chloe Preston from her Peek-a-Boo Series in 1918 and produced in 1919, illustrated with Peek-a-Boo little boys in military uniform as a military band, one with drum, one with bugle and yet another with a placard reading "JOIN TODAY" marching along the road.The illustration also bears the printed signature of "CHLOE PRESTON"
This series was designed at the end of the first World War, when young boys would typically play at being soldiers and little girls as nurses - emulating the majority of their elders who had largely been involved in World War 1 for the preceding years.
Marked to the base with the Star mark and PARAGON CHINA ENGLAND Peek-a-Boo Series, and also bearing the backstamp for BRIDGEWOOD - another Staffordshire firm who would have supplied the blank baby's plates to Paragon for decoration when Paragon had run out of stock of their own blanks.
The outline of the design was transfer printed and then hand painted in enamels as are all the other Paragon children's china pieces from this period -(the technique is known as "print and tint").
Condition is reasonable with no chips or cracks. The illustration does show some wear but is still highly desirable on account of its extreme rarity.

Dimensions :
Diameter : 7 inches