Mystery Pipe Tray with Fox & Hounds characters

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Post by LilyBasset March 21st 2023, 10:37 am

I bought this wonderful pipe stand/ash tray about 20 years ago from a charity shop and have never managed to identify it
(I keep expecting to come across something similar but never do).
It features lovely humorous caricatures of two dressed hounds and a cheeky fox gathered round a bowl with two indents for pipes at the sides.
It's 260mm in diameter and has a cork backing with an illegible circular black ink stamp.
I've always assumed from the style its 1930's and I'm pretty sure the lower backstamp includes "England" but that's as far as I am.
Can anyone put me out of my misery?

Thanks in advance for any pointers....

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Post by philpot March 21st 2023, 11:54 am

The two characters look like cartoon characters. There was a Fox and the Hound cartoon film in 1981, taken from a book published in 1967. What makes you think specifically that it is a pipe stand? The pipe smoking generation was mostly an elderly one, and the figures look much more of a juvenile taste.
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Post by LilyBasset March 21st 2023, 12:01 pm

Thanks a lot for your comments. I'm pretty certain the two indents on the outer rim are for pipes (I'm from the pipe smoking generation!) and the dish really feels as though it's got age to it. There is surface crazing btw.
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Post by PhilosophiaSB March 21st 2023, 1:25 pm

i am reading there Manor Farm Pottery England
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Post by PhilosophiaSB March 21st 2023, 1:29 pm

i found on Ebay the same mark on this announce "Manor Farm Pottery 'Bendy' Car Vehicle Figurine". i didn't put here the link as i understood it is forbidden.
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Post by LilyBasset March 21st 2023, 2:05 pm

Ah brilliant - that mark looks identical. Thanks Philosphia. Maybe it's not as old as I first thought then?
Thanks again
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