It stopped raining this week – and snowed instead …
This body of the cart is made from card and wood, and decorated on the outside with a varnished print.
The interior of the cart and the reverse side of the rabbit are painted a subtle cream-colour, and accented with a tiny amount of gold paint.
The body of the cart is firmly packed with finely shredded white and pink tissue paper and a foil wrapped, (FAKE) Easter egg is lightly glued on top of this.
Just as in real life, the egg and the tissue can be removed, and the cart used for displaying / storing other miniature treasures.
Just under 1 inch long
Just under 5/16th inch wide
¾ inch tall
(Approximately 2.5cm x 0.8cm x 2cm)
Carts containing eggs, and pulled by Easter rabbits, or chicks, were a popular motif in the late Victorian, early Edwardian era, and the illustration I have used for this miniature originally featured on an Easter card published by Raphael Tuck and Sons, probably in the late 1880s.
This miniature Easter egg cart is, however, completely my own invention and does not belong to any particular era – unless there is one for Universal Dolls’ House ?
No part of this miniature is edible and it contains very small pieces
It is not a “toy” – it is a “collector’s item”