A Christmas bauble decorated with an image of Mrs Rabbit and the Flopsy Bunnies.
Taken from the Beatrix Potter Reutter Porcelain Collection of gift boxed ceramic gifts, which feature the illustrations of Beatrix Potter taken from her much loved stories.
Handmade in Germany and hand-detailed with gold, these classic porcelain pieces make a timeless gift.
About Beatrix Potter in the British Museum
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
The 'real' Peter Rabbit was a Belgian buck rabbit called Peter Piper that was, as wrote Potter later, 'bought at a very tender age, in the Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, for the exorbitant sum of 4/6'.
After her death, her folio of The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies came into the possession of and is currently owned by the British Museum.
An example of one of Potter’s hand-drawn images owned by the Museum and featuring the beloved Peter Rabbit can be found in the Prints & Drawings department.
Click here to view the object in the online collection.
Peter is characterised by his signature blue jacket.