The evolution of Harradine’s Market Day figure.

We all know that figures change subtly during the pre-production phase but a sighting this last summer really shows us how drastic some transformations could be!

Here is a prototype version of Market Day complete with a piglet at the girl’s feet! I can’t help thinking that this is one of the piglets often attributed to Peggy Davies! If not identical it probably provided inspiration for her.

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Prototype sold at Louis Taylor.

Here is the production model to compare her with.

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She was of course re-introduced decades later as Country Lass with the same HN number and with a matte glaze for a short period, along with another contemporary figure the Jersey Milkmaid who became the Milkmaid, also in matte, with the same HN and re-named simply The Milkmaid.

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