Hampshire Hutches is part of David Winter's Shires collection. This is a series of 12 pieces that capture life in the English 'shires' (early rural counties). Each piece in the series includes Andrew Stadden's metal figurines, which enhance the character of each cottage.
This particular cottage shows a chicken hutch with a rooster sitting on the roof and hens scurrying around the hutch. It was first issued generally in 1992 and retired in 1995. However, this is a pre-release version, produced in a limited edition of just 250 dated January 1993, in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of a business arrangement with the Castle China Shop.
This cottage measures 2.75" tall by 2.75" wide and comes in the original box with certificate of authenticity. Note there is a little wear around the edges of the roof tiles.