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

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

Paragon Peek-a-Boo mug designed by Chloe Preston

Paragon Peek-a-Boo mug designed by Chloe Preston
Stock No. 455
An extremely rare Paragon porcelain mug from the Peek-a-Boo Series , designed by Chloe Preston in 1918 and produced in 1919, illustrated with 2 little girls dressed as Red Cross nurses riding in a wagon bearing a Red Cross flag, drawn by a galloping donkey (also bearing Red Cross insignia). Entitled " HURRYING TO RED CROSS HOSPITAL " in the design and also marked with the printed signature " CHLOE PRESTON " This mug bears a related illustration and is from the same (Peek-a-Boo) series as a baby's bowl illustrated in Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, page 120 which is entitled "Red Cross Sisters". In fact, the pieces from this series are so scarce that only the teaplate noted above is illustrated in that excellent reference work on children's china. 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. The outline of the design is transfer printed and then hand painted in enamels as are all the other Paragon children's china pieces from this period. Very good condition with little or no wear, with a few minute smudge marks to the brown painted rim (see illustration above and only mentioned for accuracy). Dimensions : Height : 2.75 inches

Trinket Pot with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Circus'

Trinket Pot with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Circus'
Stock No. 454
An incredibly scarce porcelain trinket pot with lid bearing an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Circus' , by Florence Kate Upton published 1903. An unusual example with the yellow background. These stories, written for children just over 100 years ago in the late Victorian period, described the adventures of Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg doll who was portrayed as a hero saving those Dutch Dolls from calamity. Excellent condition. Marked with the British registered design number "R.E.G. 425172" on base which dates it to between 1900 and 1905. Believed to be made in Germany for the British market. Dimensions : Length : 3.25 inches height :2.0 inches width : 2.0 inches (Note : See "Gifts for Good Children" Vol. 2 illus. pp. 19 , 22 )

Cup with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Auto-go-cart'

Cup with an illustration from 'The Golliwogg's Auto-go-cart'
Stock No. 453
A very scarce porcelain cup with an illustration from ' The Golliwogg's Auto-go-cart ', by Florence Kate Upton published 1901. These stories, written for children around 120 years ago in the late Victorian period, described the adventures of Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg doll who was portrayed as a hero saving those Dutch Dolls from calamity. Condition - minimal wear -excellent condition. These ceramics are usually decorated with a green background. This is a particularly rare example with the yellow background! Marked with the British registered design number "R.E.G. 425168" on base which dates it to between 1900 and 1905. Believed to be made in Germany for the British market. Dimensions : Height : 2 inches Diameter : 3.2 inches (Note : See "Gifts for Good Children" Vol. 2 illus. pp. 22 )

Tea Plate illustrated from 'The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures'

Tea Plate illustrated from 'The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures'
Stock No. 452
An extremely scarce porcelain teaplate with an illustration from ' The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures ', by Florence Kate Upton published 1900. These stories, written for children just over 100 years ago in the late Victorian period, described the adventures of Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg doll who was portrayed as a hero saving those Dutch Dolls from calamity. Condition - minimal wear excellent condition. These ceramics are usually decorated with a green background. This is particularly rare with the yellow background! Marked with the British registered design number "R.E.G. 425170" on base which dates it to between 1900 and 1905. Believed to be made in Germany for the British market. Dimensions : Diameter : 6.25 inches (Note : See "Gifts for Good Children" Vol. 2 illus. pp. 22 )