Friday, June 13, 2008

How times change

In the 1920s and 30s, Bishop & Stonier produced quite a collection of illustrated pottery which may now be termed as 'Nursey Ware' because the images often depicted popular childrens stories, or folktales. This baby plate ( not in my collection, but i'm hoping it will be) depicts the rhyme of "A Frog He Would A Wooing Go, Whether His Mother Would Let Him Or No". One could quite easily fill entire cabinets with BISTO nursey ware as it appears this became a staple market for the company of this period and there are many delightful designs to be found. http://www.decorativeart.co.uk/coukcatind51_52.htm This teapot - sadly not in my collection (yet!) shows just how times have changed and how things that once were widly acceptable, are now very no PC. This design by Kathleen Ainslie was taken from Florence Upton’s “The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwog" and shows, presumably, the Two Dutch Dolls. The example above was sold on the decorativeart.co.uk website for £150 - so obviously something to look out for folks!

1 comment:

bisto boy said...

i have recently purchased a nursery ware bowl with the image of Little Red Riding Hood - read my post dated 12th August 2008 to see it.

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