A Royal Doulton figurine of Mary Countess Howe from 1989. This one is number 2,465 of a world wide edition of 5,000. It was modelled by Peter Gee. The piece belonged to what was once a set of four Royal Doulton limited edition figures.
This Royal Doulton figurine was inspired by the masterpieces of Thomas Gainsborough. Gainsborough, one of the world's most gifted portrait painters, is credited with capturing the beauty of 18th century high society. The figure portrays the subjects immediate appearance, her personality and character, her style of dress and evocative mood.
Peter Gee, one of Royal Doultons most gifted sculptors, painstakingly studied the portrait in order to capture the appeal of the masterpiece. Peter Gee has captured the essence of the original portrait, concentrating on the facial expressions and the delicacy of each dress. These elements combined in a depiction that still maintains an ethereal air of gentleness and tranquility. Limited to 5,000 figures worldwide, this figure will be one to display with pride.
Size : 23.5 cm. ( 9 1/4" ) tall and 10 cm. ( 4" ) wide.
Weight : 580g.
Condition : very good - no flaws of any nature.
A Royal Doulton figurine 1989, from a limited edition.