Beswick Figurine The first Beatrix Potter figurines were brought to life from the pages of the storybook in 1948 by Beswick of England. This figurine is called "Jemima Puddleduck" and comes from the 1908 Beatrix Potter story The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck.Jemima is a domestic duck, whose eggs are routinely confiscated by the farmer's wife because she believes Jemima a poor sitter. Jemima searches for a place away from the farm where she can hatch her eggs without human interference, and naively confides her woes to a suave fox who invites her to nest in a shed at his home. Jemima accepts his invitation, not realizing her danger: the fox plans to kill and roast her. Kep, a collie on the farm, discovers Jemima's whereabouts and rescues her just in time. Potter indicated the tale was a revision of "Little Red Riding Hood" with Jemima, the fox, and the dog parallels to the fairy tale's heroine, wolf, and woodcutter. Jemima, Kep, the farmer's wife and her two children were all modeled on real world individuals at Potter's Hill Top farm. Excellent condition.Fully back stamped with the Brown lettering and copyright marking BP3c stamp as pictured .Very slight scuff marks from shelf wear on the bottom.Please zoom in on photos for detail as pictures are part of the description.If you have any questions, please contact me before purchasing.We have a smoke free environment.