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Flying Duck

A decorative flying duck on a wall


Probably 1930s, Earthenware and hand-painted, The Nick Berthoud Collection

What could be more reminiscent, to many people, of the 1930s -'50s than a set of Flying Ducks? Produced by a number of factories they graced many British homes at the time. Regarded in this country nowadays as Art Deco, they could not be more far removed from the Deco produced on the Continent.