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Paragon China Charlie Chaplin Cup, Saucer,Teaplate & Bowl (Sold)

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Paragon China Charlie Chaplin Cup, Saucer,Teaplate & Bowl (Sold)
Model: 347
An extremely scarce Paragon China quartet comprising cup and saucer, teaplate and bowl with illustrations of Charlie Chaplin . The illustration on the cup is labelled " Charlie Salutes ", the illustration on the teaplate is labelled " Charlie Out For Revenge and the illustrations on the saucer and bowl are labelled " Charlie Going To Park ". This series appeared in 1918, and all pieces bear the backstamp for " Paragon China England " and " Sole Right of Reproduction By Arrangement with the Chaplin Service Co. Chicago " Condition is very good with minimal wear and with no damage or restoration. Dimensions : height of cup : 2.62 ins diameter of saucer : 5.37 ins. diameter of teaplate : 5 inches diameter of bowl : 5.5 inches (cf. Gifts for Good Children by Maureen Batkin Part 2. pgs.8,120 & 121) Sold

Pair of Art Deco Corkscrews formed as Stylised Donkeys

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Pair of Art Deco Corkscrews formed as Stylised Donkeys
Model: 348
A pair of Art Deco corkscrews, one for wine bottles and the other for perfume bottles modelled as stylised donkeys and made in the mid 1930s of steel and both bearing the Registered Design Number 780446 (approx. 1935) impressed in the bases. Dimensions : perfume bottle corkscrew vertical height : 2 inches. wine bottle corkscrew vertical height : 3 inches

Large Wileman & Co. Intarsio Vase designed by Frederick Rhead

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Large Wileman & Co. Intarsio Vase designed by Frederick Rhead
Model: 349
An "Intarsio" jug / vase designed by Frederick Rhead for Wileman & Co. circa 1898, decorated with flying Ibises. (We did consider they might be storks, herons or cranes but thought the curvature of the long bills looked more like ibis's bills. However we are not expert ornithologists and welcome feedback from those who are !) This jug is amongst a small group of the larger pieces of Intarsio designed by Frederick Rhead standing 13.5 inches tall, and will make an ideal centre piece or for use as a vase for a generously sized floral display. It is in absolutely perfect unrestored condition. A truly stunning piece! Marked to the base with the backstamp for Wileman & Co.(for 1890 -1910) placed below the words THE FOLEY. Below the Wileman backstamp is the word "INTARSIO" and below that - ENGLAND. Also marked to base with Registered Design No. 330999 (indicating 1898) and a further pattern number 3266.

Paragon China Mug by J. A. Robinson - (Sold)

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Paragon China Mug by J. A. Robinson - (Sold)
Model: 35
Extremely scarce hand painted child’s mug decorated with elves and children engaged in various activities ( inside and out) designed by J.A. Robinson and produced by Paragon in the 1920’s. Printed marks. Height 7.5 cm. (cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, pages 14,122 & 123 .) Sold

Pair of '30s Rocking Eggcups formed as Chicks dressed as Clowns

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Pair of '30s Rocking Eggcups formed as Chicks dressed as Clowns
Model: 350
Here is a pair of very scarce porcelain rocking eggcups modelled as cute chicks dressed as clowns . They are 1930s, and made in Germany for the English market. Rocking eggcups from this period, or ' Rockers ' as they are sometimes called, are not surprisingly very scarce and difficult to find (as many would have been "rocked" by children and broken). One of them is marked to its base with the typical circular "foreign" backstamp, found on many German eggcups of this period. Dimensions : height : 2.75 inches

1930s Egg Cup Modelled as a Seated Monkey

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1930s Egg Cup Modelled as a Seated Monkey
Model: 351
1930s egg cup modelled as a seated monkey . It is coated in a yellow lustre glaze typical of many of the German eggcups of this period made for the English market. Excellent condition. Unmarked base. Dimensions : height : 2.4 inches ( vide "Collecting Egg Cups An Introduction to Pocillovy by Winnie Freeman page38 item 250 illus. )

1940s/50s Egg Cup formed as a boy with dog licking hs face

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1940s/50s Egg Cup formed as a boy with dog licking hs face
Model: 352
1940s/50s Egg Cup modelled as a boy wearing a pierot costume with a dog licking his face, made in occupied Japan between 1945 and 1952. Condition is very good except one fine hairline crack from rim to one eye - (see illus. above) Marked to base "MADE IN JAPAN" Dimensions : height : 2.75 inches This eggcup is featured in Egg Cups an illustrated History and Price Guide by Brenda C. Blake (1995 ed.) page 28 item 192 illus. Plate #41. She describes it as an oriental boy with dog licking his face.

Paragon "Dolly's Doctor" cup and saucer designed by Thomas Poole

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Paragon "Dolly's Doctor" cup and saucer designed by Thomas Poole
Model: 353
An extremely scarce Paragon cup and saucer (post 1904 but pre 1914) with the children's illustrations of Dolly's Doctor . These were designed for Paragon by Thomas Poole These designs by Thomas Poole were the forerunners of the genre epitomised by Beatrice Mallet, Eileen Soper, J. A. Robinson and others for Paragon after 1918 and through the 1920s. They made a break from the classic nursery rhyme genre and with more colourful childhood themes. Condition is extremely good with no damages or restorations and no wear.There is a small paint stain just above the boy's top hat in the illustration on the cup and another small paint stain inside the cup near the rim. Both of these are underglaze and were done in the manufacturing process before firing in the kiln. Both marked to their bases with the Paragon Star mark and "PARAGON CHINA ENGLAND".Cup also has a pattern or shape number handwritten on the base - "4332". See also item 223 Dimensions : cup height : 2.25 inches Saucer Diameter : 4.25 inches (cf. Gifts for Good Children by Maureen Batkin Part 2. pg. 118 + illus.)

1920s Shelley "Boo Boo" with watering can by Mabel Lucie Attwell

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1920s Shelley "Boo Boo" with watering can by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Model: 354
An original and extremely scarce ceramic 'Boo Boo' , modelled with a watering can watering some blooms, designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell in the 1920s and produced in small numbers by Shelley in the 1920s/30s. The top of the base is marked with "MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL". The underside of the base bears the Shelley pre-war backstamp, the model number LA 17 and "copyright" below that - (see pics above). Condition is excellent. Dimensions : height : 3.25 inches

1920s Shelley "Boo Boo" astride a donkey by Mabel Lucie Atwell

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1920s Shelley "Boo Boo" astride a donkey by Mabel Lucie Atwell
Model: 355
An extremely scarce original ceramic 'Boo Boo' , modelled seated astride a coy donkey, designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell in the 1920s and produced in small numbers by Shelley in the 1920s/30s. The top of the base is marked with "MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL". The underside of the base bears the Shelley pre-war backstamp, the model number LA 10 and "copyright" below that - (see pics above). Condition is excellent. Dimensions : height : 2.75 inches

1940s/ 50s "Boo Boo" figure & a mushroom by Mabel Lucie Attwell

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1940s/ 50s "Boo Boo" figure & a mushroom by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Model: 356
An original and very scarce ceramic blue 'Boo Boo' , modelled peeping out from behind a mushroom, designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell and produced in small numbers by Shelley in the later 1940s/ early 1950s. The base is marked "MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL" to its top. The underside of the base bears the post war Shelley backstamp and the model number LA 23 - (see pics above). Condition is excellent. Dimensions : height : 3 inches

1940s/50s Shelley Boo Boo Seated on a Dog by Mabel Lucie Atwell

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1940s/50s Shelley Boo Boo Seated on a Dog by Mabel Lucie Atwell
Model: 357

1920's Childrens Mug 1st series by Hilda Cowham for Shelley

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1920's Childrens Mug 1st series by Hilda Cowham for Shelley
Model: 358
A Childs mug designed by Hilda Cowham for her first series for Shelley and produced between 1924-1927. The " A Hunting we will go "design shows children seated on toy wooden horses on wheels, and has the rhyme on the back - A Hunting we will go, Though our horses ore made of wood. They are always very go(od), Tally ho! Tally ho!, A Hunting we will go! This mug is extremely scarce. Condition is good but has had two hairline cracks in the white areas professionally (virtually invisibly) restored. Marked to the base with the printed mark SHELLEY CHINA within a green shield and the 1924 Registered Design No. 700691 (see pic above) Dimensions : height : 3 inches (cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, pages 151 and illus. 152)

1930s Honeycomb Box by Fieldings Crown Devon - (Sold)

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1930s Honeycomb Box by Fieldings Crown Devon - (Sold)
Model: 359
1930s Cream glazed ceramic Honeycomb box with a large "bee" finial made by Fieldings Crown Devon. Printed mark and impressed design number "558". Excellent condition. Dimensions: Height 4.5 inches Length & Width : 5 inches square. Sold

1920s/1930s Food Warming Baby's Bowl- Mabel Lucie Attwell (Sold)

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1920s/1930s Food Warming Baby's Bowl- Mabel Lucie Attwell (Sold)
Model: 360
A baby's food warmer bowl designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell and produced by Shelley in either the later 1920s or early 1930s. A little boy is illustrated as the pilot of an early bi - plane carrying fairy folk "Boo-Boos" who are parachuting from the plane. The legend reads " I TOOK SOME FAIRIES IN MY PLANE, SOME WANTED TO GO DOWN AGAIN, THEY HAD A DIFFERENT KIND OF RIDE, WITH PARACHUTES ALL OPEN WIDE" Many collectors agree that this is one of the very best of Mabel Lucie Attwell's designs to be found on ceramics from her pre-war Shelley range. Condition is good, colours are bright with only slight wear(around the hole for hot water - see illus. above). Marked to reverse with the pre-war green Shelley backstamp (earlier than 1939) and "COPYRIGHT DESIGN".and a painters mark. Dimensions : Diameter : 8 inches ( cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, pages 154 & 155 illus.). Sold

1930s / 1950s Egg Cup formed as a Girl with an Adjacent Dog-Sold

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1930s / 1950s Egg Cup formed as a Girl with an Adjacent Dog-Sold
Model: 361
This scarce eggcup was obtained from a collector who described it as Little Red Riding Hood (with the wolf adjacent). However, she is not wearing a totally red cape as it seems to be painted yellow underneath with red streaks painted over it - so we are not totally convinced! However, either way it is a rare eggcup, marked "Foreign" to the base (laterally and not in the typically circular stamp used on many pre-war German eggcups sold in the U. K. at that time). It does have a passing resemblance to the egg cup formed as boy with an adjacent dog licking his face shown in our item 352 (which is marked as Japanese), but seems to have a different thickness of the porcelain body and a different glaze - and the dog (or wolf?) is not licking the face in this one. Condition is good with no damage. Dimensions : height : 2.6 inches Sold

Royal Venton Ware Pirate Elephant Teaset - (Sold)

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Royal Venton Ware Pirate Elephant Teaset - (Sold)
Model: 362
Extremely scarce tea set comprising a novelty teapot,sugar bowl and milk jug, designed by Holdcroft hand painted in colours and modelled as pirate elephants. Manufactured between 1923 and 1936 by Staffordshire pottery John Steventon and Sons Ltd. (Royal Venton Ware) and marketed by Lawleys of Stoke (main store in Regent Street, London). All pieces marked with the handwritten pattern No.2998. and marked with the printed back stamp "ROYAL VENTON WARE J.STEVENTON & SONS Ltd. BURSLEM" & "HAND PAINTED" and with the printed facsimile script signature of Holdcroft (The designer of this set). Sold

A Lustre Pottery Long John Silver Egg Cup

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A Lustre Pottery Long John Silver Egg Cup
Model: 363
A moulded Lustre Pottery Long John Silver egg Cup with a peg leg, designed by Roger Michell for Lustre Pottery and Rising Hawk . This series was only ever made by Lustre Pottery and Rising Hawk. Lustre Pottery originally made this series as hand thrown pieces, then when demand increased, they were moulded. After these examples Rising Hawk produced them, and this example still bears the (now extremely scarce) sticker for both Lustre Pottery '74 and Rising Hawk(see. illus. above) - as such with both labels intact, this is a rare survival! Condition is very good with no damage or restoration. Very fine unobtrusive overall crazing to the glaze. ( ("Walking Ware A Collectors Guide" by Julia Michell on page 31 item no.18 in the design list also see fig 27 page 64 and figs 14 & 15a on page 63 which last 3 illus. show the now scarce labels) see "Walking Ware Book" link to the left of this entry. Dimensions : height : 2.5 inches

Paragon Tinker Tailor Series Plate by Louis Wain - (Sold)

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Paragon Tinker Tailor Series Plate by Louis Wain - (Sold)
Model: 364
A rare Paragon China "Tinker Tailor Series" tea plate, introduced in 1918, designed by Louis Wain, entitled " The Aeroplane Journey " and incorporating his signature below the design. The plate is transfer printed and hand decorated in coloured enamels, and the illustration depicts two cats dressed in suits seated upright in the open cockpit of an aeroplane of the period. Condition is particularly good with bright unworn colours to the illustration and with no damage or restoration and little or no wear. Marked to the base with the Paragon star mark and "PARAGON CHINA ENGLAND Tinker Tailor Series" Dimensions : diameter : 6.8 inches (This plate is listed and illustrated in Maureen Batkin's "Gifts for Good Children" Vol. 2 pp.120) Sold

Melba Merry Go Round Novelty Tea Pot & Milk Jug

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Melba Merry Go Round Novelty Tea Pot & Milk Jug
Model: 365
Rare novelty teapot modelled as a carousel and hand painted in colours. Printed marks :- “ Melba Merry Go Round ” and “ Registered Design applied for ” A few Staffordshire potteries subsequently tried producing this design, but this was the first produced and notably the best decorated example of the design. Since listing this item, we have found the milk jug which accompanied this teapot and are therefore re-listing both together. Condition is extremely good with no cracks, chips, wear or restoration. (cf. Novelty Teapots - Five Hundred Years of Art and Design by Edward Bramah. Quiller Press 1992.) The teapot offered is the actual teapot illustrated in the forgoing reference work (late 1940’s/early 1950’s

A 1920s Scarce Whistle Egg Cup Modelled as a Steam Train -Sold

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A 1920s Scarce Whistle Egg Cup Modelled as a Steam Train -Sold
Model: 366
A 1920s whistle egg cup modelled as a steam train engine, decorated with brown and blue lustre glazes, and with black detailing. Whistle eggcups of this period are now very scarce and were largely made in Germany for the the British market, It is marked with a circular stamp to base, reading "Foreign", which is preferentially how German pre war eggcups were marked in those periods (rather than using "made in Germany"). Condition is very good but with some of the blue lustre glaze absent on one side (which is good as some examples seen are missing decoration completely on one side). Dimensions : height : 1.5 inches length : 4 inches (For more information on Whistle Egg Cups see Collecting Egg Cups An Introduction To Pocillovy by Winnie Freeman 1984 pp.41 - 42 ) see also ( Egg Cups An Illustrated History and Price Guide by Brenda C. Blake 1995 pp.29-30 + 168 ) Sold

Pair of Gothic Revival Dinner Plates - Sold

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Pair of Gothic Revival Dinner Plates - Sold
Model: 367
A pair of Gothic Revival dinner plates, made by Pinder Bourne & Hope (Burslem Staffordshire) and bearing their printed mark used between 1851- January 1862 including the design name "Gothic" in the mark (see illustrations above). Condition is good with no damages, but with some surface wear to the centre ground of the plates, not affecting the clarity of the central medallion designs. Dimensions : diameter : 9.25 inches Sold

Complete Set of Carlton Ware Walking Ware Bigfoot Egg Cups

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Complete Set of Carlton Ware Walking Ware Bigfoot Egg Cups
Model: 368
Here is a complete set of four Carlton Ware Walking Ware 'Big Foot' egg cups , designed by Roger Michell for Carlton Ware and Lustre Pottery and produced in the late 1970s - early 1980s.These eggcups were only made in the four spot colours shown. Items from the ' BigFoot ' series were made in much smaller numbers than the ordinary Walking Ware range - and for a shorter period. They are thus more difficult to find.These bear the combined marks for CarltonWare and Lustre Pottery to the base of feet. Perfect condition. Dimensions : height : 3 inches ( Cf. Walking Ware A Collector's Guide by Julia Michell ISBN 978-0-9557429-0-3 publ.2008 pp. 44 & 72 illus. )

Charles Horner Arts & Crafts Silver & Enamel Brooch (Sold)

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Charles Horner Arts & Crafts Silver & Enamel Brooch (Sold)
Model: 369
An attractive Arts and Crafts / Art Nouveau silver and enamel brooch made by Charles Horner with celtic knot design in silver and with crescent and half moon shapes in blue and green enamels. 1908. Bears Charles Horner's maker's mark,the sterling silver mark, the Chester Shield mark and the date code for 1908.( see illus. above ) Condition is very good. Dimensions : width : 1.2 inches - Sold

Children's Cup and Saucer designed by E. Radford - (Sold)

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Children's Cup and Saucer designed by E. Radford - (Sold)
Model: 37
1930’s child’s cup & saucer of Art Deco shape, hand painted with an attractive design by E. Radford depicting children getting ready for bed accompanied with the “Early to bed, Early to rise” rhyme. This pattern surprisingly was not produced by E.Radford’s own pottery, but was produced in the 30’s by the Staffordshire firm J.H. Cope & Co. Ltd. . It is now very scarce and hard to find .Height of cup 4.8 cm. Diameter of saucer 13.9 cm. (cf. Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin, pages 64 & 65) P.O.A. Sold

A 1920s Scarce Whistle Eggcup modelled as a Duck

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A 1920s Scarce Whistle Eggcup modelled as a Duck
Model: 370
A 1920s whistle egg cup modelled as a Duck and bearing the typical circular printed red mark enclosing the word "Foreign" used on these German ceramics marketed in Britain between the wars. Condition is very good but with some wear to the blue rim decoration on the one side. Dimensions: height : 2.5 inches width : 4.25 inches (For more information on Whistle Egg Cups see Collecting Egg Cups An Introduction To Pocillovy by Winnie Freeman 1984 pp.41 - 42 ) see also ( Egg Cups An Illustrated History and Price Guide by Brenda C. Blake 1995 pp.29-30 + 168 )

A Scarce Whistle Eggcup modelled as a Teddy Bear - Sold

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A Scarce Whistle Eggcup modelled as a Teddy Bear - Sold
Model: 371
A scarce whistle egg cup modelled as a teddybear hugging the egg cup. Marked to the base with usual circular "Foreign" printed backstamp, denoting that it was made in Germany for the English market between the wars. Condition is very good. Dimensions : height : 2.25 inches width : 4 inches (For more information on Whistle Egg Cups see Collecting Egg Cups An Introduction To Pocillovy by Winnie Freeman 1984 pp.41 - 42 ) see also ( Egg Cups An Illustrated History and Price Guide by Brenda C. Blake 1995 pp.29-30 + 168 ) Sold

1920s Paragon Beatrice Mallet saucer

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1920s Paragon Beatrice Mallet saucer
Model: 372
A scarce 1920s Paragon saucer bearing an illustration by Beatrice Mallet of a young child pulling along a smaller child in a wooden box cart with wooden wheels, with the Legend..." Timothy who's rather small, Doesn't like to walk at all, So his sturdy sister Pam, Wheels him in this funny pram ". Also bears the signature " Beatrice Mallet below the illustration. Back of the plate bears the Paragon Star mark and - "PARAGON FINE BONE CHINA mADE IN ENGLAND Beatrice Mallet Series ". Condition is very good with little or no wear. Dimensions : Diameter : 5.6 inches (Cf.Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin pages 119-122)

1920s Paragon Beatrice Mallet saucer

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1920s Paragon Beatrice Mallet saucer
Model: 373
A scarce 1920s Paragon saucer bearing an illustration by Beatrice Mallet of a young child playing golf with another carrying the golf clubs, and with the Legend..." Bill on golf is very keen And without his clubs he's rarely seen ". Also bears the signature " Beatrice Mallet below the illustration. Back of the plate bears the mark - "Lawleys' NORFOLK POTTERY STOKE PARAGON CHINA".(Lawleys' was a prestigious Regent Street store in London's West End who in the 1920s and 1930s bought in top quality ceramics from the best designers and manufacturers of the day including Paragon, Clarice Cliff, Royal Venton Ware. Often they had their own mark either combined or added to the manufacturer's mark - as is the case with this teaplate. It is not a later edition and was made and sold at the same time as similar examples carrying only the Paragon mark). Condition is vey good with little or no wear. Dimensions : Diameter : 5.4 inches (Cf.Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin pages 119-122)

1920s Paragon Beatrice Mallet Teaplate

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1920s Paragon Beatrice Mallet Teaplate
Model: 374
A scarce 1920s Paragon circular tea plate bearing an illustration by Beatrice Mallet of a young child pulling along a smaller child in a wooden box cart with wooden wheels, with the Legend..." Timothy who's rather small, Doesn't like to walk at all, So his sturdy sister Pam, Wheels him in this funny pram ". Also bears the signature " Beatrice Mallet below the illustration. Back of the plate bears the mark - "Lawleys' NORFOLK POTTERY STOKE PARAGON CHINA".(Lawleys' was a prestigious Regent Street store in London's West End who in the 1920s and 1930s bought in top quality ceramics from the best designers and manufacturers of the day including Paragon, Clarice Cliff, Royal Venton Ware. Often they had their own mark either combined or added to the manufacturer's mark - as is the case with this teaplate. It is not a later edition and was made and sold at the same time as similar examples carrying only the Paragon mark). Condition is very good with only a little wear to the blue trousers on "Pam". Dimensions : Diameter : 6.25 inches (Cf.Gifts For Good Children vol. 2 by Maureen Batkin pages 119-122)