This Bunnykins plate design of Mother Bunny shopping at Mr. Piggly’s Store, circa 1970, is discontinued. It is signed on the bottom. See photos. 8 inches in diameter. They are often sold as part of a more expensive 3 piece set. This is a good opportunity to fill in or just collect extras if you already own Bunnykins nursery ware. This plate has never been used. It is in mint condition.
BUNNYKINS HISTORY - It's over 70 years since a young nun, Sister Mary Barbara of the Augustinian Canonesses of the Lateran, also known as Barbara Vernon, created the original sketches that would become the Bunnykins pattern for the Royal Doulton China company. Produced since 1934, "Bunnykins" china is found in the nursery of the Japanese Royal Family; was used by Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret of Great Britain when they were children.