Hilary Knight collection. 1800s 27-piece English bone china set with raspberry and pink border with hand-painted gold leaf details. Twelve salad plates, one cream pitcher, one round serving plate, six teacups, six saucers, and one serving bowl.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.