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1951 Beswick China Beatrix Potter Ribby Figurine

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1951 Beswick China Beatrix Potter Ribby Figurine

This is an original 1951 Beswick China Beatrix Potter Ribby Figurine based on the character Ribby from Beatrix Potter’s children’s book The Tale of The Pie and the Patty Pan. Both written and beautifully illustrated by Ms Potter.

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866 –1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist. She is best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Ribby is in fair condition with no cracks or restoration. Both tips of the ears, and the underside of the butter plate, are very slightly chipped. In good condition ‘Ribby’ would be worth £40-60. This one is available for £12.99.

Approximate maximum dimensions:

Height: 9cm (3.5″)

Base diameter:  4cm (1.6″)

The backstamp reads:

BEATRIX POTTER’S

“Ribby”

F.Warne & Co. Ltd

Copyright

BESWICK ENGLAND

Some Trivia For You From Wikipedia!

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan (originally, The Pie and the Patty-Pan) is a children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1905. It tells of a cat called Ribby and a tea party she holds for a dog called Duchess. Complications arise when Duchess tries to replace Ribby’s mouse pie with her own veal and ham pie, and then believes she has swallowed a small tin pastry form called a patty-pan. Its themes are etiquette and social relations in a small town.

In 1947, Frederick Warne & Co. gave Beswick Pottery of Longton, Staffordshire rights and licences to produce the Potter characters in porcelain. Ribby coming from the farm with butter and milk was released as a figurine in 1951.



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