Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ENGLISH LOP


I started this blog to share the knowledge that I have gained from looking at patterns on 19th century British earthenware.  As an editor of the Pattern and Source Print database of the Transferware Collectors Club, I look at many patterns.  The rabbits on this child's plate (notice the molded alphabet border), "Willie and His Rabbit" looked like  French Lops.  However, when I did a bit of research, I discovered they were English Lops.  The English Lop has longer ears than his French cousin.  It was arguably the first rabbit to be bred as a pet rather than for its fur or meat.  The English Lop was a very popular pet in the 19th century and remains popular today.

1 comment:

  1. Really interesting Judie. And congratulations on your blog. I look forward to new posts and milling around the old ones. I am also a TCC member and have contributed several patterns to the wonderdul database.

    I added Dishy News to my blogroll on my site
    www.thegreatwithin.org

    I have several posts about Aesthetic transferware there as well as other topics that peak my interest.

    All the best with the blog!
    Kelly

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