Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge “the Wedding” Bone China Plate & Rare Greeting Card
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Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge “the Wedding” Bone China Plate & Rare Greeting Card:
Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge “The Wedding” Plate & Rare Greeting Card
From Royal Doulton and in bone china, “The Wedding” is the first in a series of special occasion plates from the Brambly Hedge Gift Collection. The back of the plate states copyright Jill Barklem 1987. It is approximately 8” x 8”. The back of the plate reads, “Poppy Eyebright, do you love Dusty Dogwood and will you love him and care for him for ever and ever? Poppy vowed she would.”
This charming plate was part of a collection therefore it is ‘used’ but in very good condition with no chips, cracks, crazing, or repairs (no box). It has been stored gently in a pet-free, smoke-free home.
The unopened greeting card was purchased in England in 1988 in a beautiful china shop. It is a card and envelope within a glassine protector. The card was published by Concertina Publications Ltd in 1982, printed in England. It measures approximately 9.25” wide by 5.75” high. The printing is in color; the envelope is a cream color. The card and envelope have never been removed from the outer, glassine covering; it is assumed the inside of the card is blank. The illustration features the wedding reception with all characters dancing merrily.
Brambly Hedge, with its animal characters in their charming world, is the original inspiration of Jill Barklem, a young author and illustrator who in 1980 sold her first work as books to the publisher Collins.
Jill, a resident of Epping, Essex, lived with her family next to a great and wonderful forest that separated Epping from London. By age thirteen, a detached retina caused her to pursue more simple activities than school and sport play, so she began to closely study and draw the creatures, flora, and fauna around her.She pursued her education and art training, successfully finishing well-researched and finely created materials that caught the eye of publishers, and eventually Royal Doulton. These collector items continue to be much sought after today.