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Z is for… Zoo

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

We’ve reached the end of the alphabet… and ‘Z’ is for zoo. Our virtual zoo is full of animals beautifully interpreted in pottery, glass, textiles, book illustrations and more. All our animals are well looked after… and there’s no entrance fee!!

1960s lion tile designed by Kenneth Townsend

1960s lion tile designed by Kenneth Townsend

Vintage peg bag

Detail from fabric peg bag

Vintage Scandinavian glass ram

Vintage Scandinavian glass ram

Vintage childrens book cover

Vintage children’s book cover

Abecedarius illustration

Shaker Abecedarius illustration

Abecedarius

Shaker Abecedarius illustration

List of animals in the Shaker Abecedarius

List of animals in the Shaker Abecedarius

Vintage Beefeater steak plates by Washington Pottery

Vintage 1960s ‘Beefeater’ steak plates by Washington Pottery

Vintage Staffordshire pottery mug

Vintage 1970s Staffordshire pottery mug

Vintage Hornsea 'Aries' mug

Vintage 1960s/70s Hornsea pottery mug

Life of St Martin illustrated by Emile Probst, 1966

‘Life of St Martin’ illustrated by Emile Probst, 1966

Vintage Acupulco chopping board by Villeroy & Boch

Vintage 1960s ‘Acapulco’ chopping board by Villeroy & Boch

Vintage

‘Acapulco’ chopping board detail

Vintage Scandinavian pottery plaque

Vintage 1970s Danish pottery plaque

Illustration from This is Edinburgh by Miroslav Sasek, 1961

Illustration from ‘This is London’ by Miroslav Sasek, 1959

Illustration from This is Edinburgh by Miroslav Sasek, 1961

Illustration from ‘This is Edinburgh’ by Miroslav Sasek, 1961

Vintage Cadburys biscuit tin

Detail from a vintage 1950s Cadbury biscuit tin

Vintage pottery giraffe produced by Lomonosov of the USSR

Vintage 1950s pottery giraffe produced by Lomonosov of the USSR

Illustration by Dean Mitchell from Folk Tales of the World, Australia, 1965

Illustration by Dean Mitchell from ‘Folk Tales of the World, Australia’, 1965

Little felt elephant made in Nepal

Little felt elephant made in Nepal

Vintage pottery owl

Vintage 1960s/70s pottery owl plaque

Vintage Scandinavian teak mouse

Vintage 1960s Danish teak mouse

Tiger print by Wallase Ting

Tiger print by Walasse Ting