Bright and quirky SylvaC ‘fancies’ are continually sought after by collectors. They were produced from the late 1920s by Shaw & Copestake, a ceramics company established in Staffordshire in 1894, which began by producing inexpensive figures for funfairs. The trade name ‘SylvaC’ – formed from the name of the factory at which SylvaC was produced, the Sylvan Works, and the C of Copestake – was coined in c1936 and used on pieces from then onwards. The first rabbits were made in the early 1930s, after one of the partners, Richard Hull saw a similar model in France and immediately realised they would be a hit in Britain. Crouching rabbits, lop-eared rabbits, hares, and various comical rabbits were all made in a variety of colours as well as sizes.

There were 8 sizes of rabbit in the early colours but from the late 50's onwards this was reduced to just 5 colours. 
Mould 1027 ceased in the 1940s. The 1400 tiny, 1065 and 1027 were not made in the later colours like primrose yellow, turquoise, gloss burnt orange,purple and mustard yellow.
These original mold SylvaC Bunnies were produced Circa 1930 (through to 1970). There are many ‘fakes’ on the market and many of the sellers don’t appear to know the legitimate mold numbers or the original colour-schemes. 
A lot of buyers don’t appear to realize that SylvaC ceased trading in 1982. 

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