Another wonderful insight from the WMODA to keep us entertained!
Time on your hands? Well what better way to pass some time than about the many prototypes in the Wiener collection on the WMODA website in Louise’s Highlights article The Art of Royal Doulton Figurines. Visit https://www.wmoda.com/the-art-of-royal-doulton-figurines/
This weekend would have been the launch of our exhibition and of course the Doulton, Beswick & Moorcroft fair @worldofwedgwood
Despite us postponing the event here is a glimpse into the story behind one of the star lots of the exhibition – this prototype figure based on a costume design by Leon Bakst! His designs influenced not only figures themselves but also decorating styles with many early 20s figures featuring his style of sharply contrasting fabric designs.
This prototype lady from 1938 was subsequently remodelled as you can see from this b&w image. Aside from the elaborate modelling on this lady, perhaps her rather voluptuous figure was deemed inappropriate for the period and hence why she wasn’t produced!
Watch this space for a new date for the event!