Royal Doulton ‘Bunnykins’ egg cup
made in England, c.1940s
Bunnykins is very collectible; I would say we are nearing peak Bunnykins collectability. Having grown-up with Bunnykins I would say that its collectability is completely due to nostalgia.
Produced by Royal Doulton – and on every child’s christening present list from the 60s-80s – there are literally millions of people who know Bunnykins from their porridge bowls, plates, cups and saucers and egg cups.
This egg cup has two bunnies playing horn and drums –as they are wont to do- and on the back is a bunny with red overalls, putting on a green overcoat and a green cap.
The egg cup is in excellent vintage condition – and is for sale: $AU10
A selection of retro duck egg cups, all made in Japan but having different vintages. These egg cups were made for the export market and would have come in a set of four; they are photographed in youngest to oldest order: from left to right- 1950s, 1940s, 1920s.
The eggcups are all stamped ‘Japan’ and all have a different stylised duck; some may have had an easter egg added if they were imported at Easter time in Australia. Chickens, ducks, other farmyard fowl: all could be used as an Easter gift in those retro times!