Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge
A “Summer Story" moneybox by Jill Barklem from the Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge Collection.
The money box reads "Brambly Hedge is on the other side of the stream, across the field. If you can find it, and if you look very hard amongst the tangled roots and stems, you may even see a wisp of smoke from a small chimney, or through an open door, a steep flight of stairs deep within the trunk of a tree. For this is the home of the mice of Brambly Hedge - Jill Barklem 1989”.
The money box is marked on the underside as being of second quality and on close inspection there are a few minor scuffs to the glaze on the top left as shown.