An unusual Royal Doulton prototype #ReflectionsExhibition

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!

Royal Doulton’s Capt Macheath from the Beggar’s Opera set!

Collectors will not be surprised to see the Beggars Opera series well represented as part of the Stage and Screen section of the exhibit! Here is Captain Macheath together with an advert for its revival! Harradine based all the figures I. This the first set of #RoyalDoulton figures faithfully on the original costume designs by Claude Lovat Fraser!

To see this and many other examples of inspiration behind #RoyalDoulton characters come along Sunday 5th April for our fair and launch of our #Reflections exhibition @worldofwedgwood

Royal Doulton’s Dolly Varden and her inspiration #Reflections Fair and exhibition

Even national treasures such as this Frith painting have inspired #RoyalDoulton artists. Here is the result Dolly Varden HN 1514.

To see this and many other inspirations behind the figure, join us Saturday 4th for a special collectors dinner (RSVP only) and Sunday 5th April 2020 for the Fair and to enjoy more #Reflections throughout April @WorldofWedgwood

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