c1930s-1950s Britains Square Lead Flower Bed With Summer Flowers @ £55.00
Here is a rather lovely square lead flower bed filled with summer flowers, all by Britains, dating from between the 1930s and 1950s. The set consists of one square lead flower bed and 27 flowers. The flowers simply slot into the holes of the flower bed, and you are free to plant how you wish, not necessarily how I have planted them for the photos above. The flowers supplied with this set comprise as follows: 1 x sunflower, 2 x dahlias, 1 x tall poppy, 5 x geraniums, 2 x aster, 4 x antirrhinums, 4 x sweet alyssum, 8 x lobelia. All are in a relatively good played with condition, just minor paint loss as seen in the photos, plus one or two flower heads are possibly missing. The bed measures 2 ½” x 2 ½”, and underneath it is embossed with the words MADE IN ENGLAND BY BRITAINS LTD. LONDON. Although the garden set is 1/32 scale, many people (me included) disregard the scale and use them with our antique & vintage dolls houses of varying scales. If you do not have space around your old dolls house, then maybe you could use this to start off your own lead garden scene. This is a very pretty set and I don’t think these photos do them justice, they are still quite vibrant in colour.
Ref: Britains Square Lead Summer Flower Bed