Unboxed 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:
F.Warne & Co. Ltd
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.
Some Information About Beswick
Beswick was established by John Wright Beswick in 1894 at the Gold Street Works in Longton, Stoke-on Trent, UK.
They are famous for their animal figurines and well known characters from, for example, Beatrix Potter (1948) and some of the best loved Disney characters in 1952: Snow White, Mickey Mouse and Bambi.
Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton in 1969, and production was continued until 2002 when manufacturing ceased and the Gold Street works was demolished in 2003. In 2004, the Beswick name and product design rights were purchased and is now part of the Dartington Crystal group of brands.