Polar Bear from the Wade Whimsies Polar Animals Series 1956 - ceramic animal figurine - Set 6 - First UK Whimsies
A cute little polar bear, with his foot on a fish, from the Wade Whimsies Polar Animals series from 1956. These are referred to as the 'First Whimsies' and are from the United Kingdom. They tend to have better modelling and detail that the later pieces, and this one is somewhat larger than later pieces.
Please note that there is only one of these available.
The polar bear has a slightly speckled white glaze with blue base, grey and brown fish, and features highlighted in brown and blue-grey on the nose.
The figure measures approx 4.5 cm (1 7/8 inches) in length (measuring at the base) and 4.3 cm (1 3/4 inches) in height, measuring from the bottom of the base to the top of the head.
This piece does not feature a maker's mark.
Condition:- the piece shows a couple of minor manufacturing flaws: a tiny chip to the base, by the back right foot of the bear (Photo 6 - this is under the glaze) and a small fissure under the belly of the bear (Photo 4).
A sweet, little collectable / collectible for the animal lover.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!