RARE Summer Afternoon Tea Plate Tray

Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge

A rare ceramic sandwich tray entitled "Summer The Afternoon Tea Plate" from the Brambly Hedge Gift Collection featuring illustrations by Jill Barklem dated 1983.

This tray is rare as it states 'Brambly Hedge' on the front above the picture of the mice rather than the more common ceramic sandwich plate of the same shape which is entitled 'The Picnic'.

On the back of the tray it reads 'Summer The Afternoon Tea Plate' '"Midsummer's Day was picked for the wedding between Poppy Eyebright and Dusty Dogwood, and preparations were started at once".

The tray has been previously owned but is in very good condition however it is not marked as being of second quality although the tray has been produced incorrectly with the wording printed for the summer tea plate and not the sandwich tray as expected.

The tray measures approximately 30cm (11 3/4 inches) by 17.5cm (6 7/8 inches).