Lucie Attwell's Fairy Tree, Crawfords Biscuit Money Box

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Lucie Attwell's Fairy Tree, Crawfords Biscuit Money Box

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Arch Two , Area 9
Biscuit Tins (display)
Shelf 1

A green lithographed tinplate Lucie Attwell’s Fairy Tree Crawford’s Biscuits Money Box, around 36cm high, made by William Crawford and Sons.

The box is shaped like a Christmas tree, with a green conical upper section and a smaller cylindrical base that is lithographed to look like a wooden tub.

This exhibit is from the collection of Sarah Leather

Lucie Attwell

Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964) was a children’s illustrator who developed a distinctive trademark style involving cartoonishly-proportioned rosy-cheeked children with oversized round heads, often accompanied by smaller fairies, pixies, babies, or cute fluffy puppies or kittens.

Attwell was one of the more popular illustrators of the period, and her annuals had a publishing run of decades (including after her death, when new issues were assembled from recycled material).

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