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C.W. RABBITS AT DUSK ~ 4247 (circa 1938) PDF Print E-mail
Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern
Pattern attributed to Irene Pemberton 

Four Patterns & One veriation with an unknown number 

4247 mottled pink lustre - 4249 mottled orange lustre - 4256 yellow gloss - 4257 mottled green lustre

 

This pattern has generally been known in Australasia as "Shadow Bunnies", but I have been informed that in the Carlton Ware pattern book it is called "RABBITS AT DUSK". This has always been one of my personal favorite patterns; I just love the bunnies silhouetted in the grass. Wild rabbits are the vermin of the paddock, the scourge of the out back and the curse of the hedgerow. Man have done their best to rid themselves of the rabbit. They have poisoned, trapped and shot, they have trained stoat and hound to hunt then on their behalf and they have set biological pathogens against them. And yet the wild rabbit thrives. In the children’s literature they are still the darling of the bed time. In my mind the designer has captured all of this in the ethereal nature of this pattern.

 

Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern 4247

C.W. Rabbits at Dusk Jug - pattern 4247

mottled pink lustre ground - 1937 to 1942

Image courtesy of Charlie in USA 

 

 

Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern 4249

C.W. Rabbits at Dusk Charger Plate– pattern 4249

mottled orange lustre ground - production era 1937 to 1942

 


 

Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern 4256

Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern 4256Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern 4256

C.W. Rabbits at Dusk Vase (shape 443) - pattern 4256

yellow gloss ground -production era 1937

  Image courtesy of "Dulcie Agnes Joyce Memorial Collection"

 

 

Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern 4257

C.W. Rabbits at Dusk Bowl - pattern 4257

sponged light green lustre ground - production era 1937 to 1942 

 Image compliments of "The Parnell Collection"

 

Carlton Ware Rabbits at Dusk Pattern

C.W. Rabbits at Dusk Bowl - pattern number unkonwn

rouge lustre ground 

Image courtesy of Charlie in USA 

This is the only example I or any of my panel have ever seen of this pattern in this colourway - note the use of gilding to define the tree.  Thanks Charlie. you sure have some interesting examples.

 

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