Bambis – bakelite – and green! A trifecta of my favourites! When I saw these bowls, there was no hesitation. I had to have them. The bambis have been added in relief to the base of the bowls, rather than cast into them. I have seen many bakelite bambi brooches, but these are the first bakelite bowls I’ve seen with a bambi image. Click on the image to enlarge to see those bambis in all their glory!
British Plastics was based in Melbourne, and produced a lot of domestic bakelite from the 1930s to 1950s. The teaspoons meanwhile were made by two other bakelite producers- Tilley and Marquis which were both in Sydney. Tilley specialised in cutlery, particularly picnicware, while Marquis made everything and anything that bakelite lent itself to.
For the bakelite-loving babe in your life, this set is for sale : $AUD55