Posted 8 months ago
This would be one of the smallest rabbits in my collection. It's porcelain surrounded by bronze vines. This was made by Albany China Company in Worcester England and you can see the Albany hallmark in pic #4. The fine detailing of this rabbit is outstanding. This fellow is extremely small, measuring only 1.50" long and 1.25" tall. I'm told that this piece is from the 1970's. Below is a bit of history of the Albany China Company.
The Albany Fine China factory opened in 1972, founded by by three former Royal Worcester employees - David Lovegrove, Bill Nichols, and David Palmer. Most of the artisans and sculptors were ex Royal Worcester workers. The company's heyday was the 1970's to 1980's. As tastes changed in Europe, work slowed. In 1987 Albany Fine China was bought out by cottage makers Lilliput Lane. They took manufacturing up to Stoke-on-Trent. They employed 175 people and made mainly fantasy wares in resin. Lilliput Lane sold the Albany Fine China division in 1990.
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