This charming Royal Worcester fine bone china figural group is titled Woodland Dance and was originally modeled by Freda G Doughty in 1934. The piece was retired in the 1970s. The figural group features a rosy-cheeked blonde girl in a short yellow dress kneeling on grass covered ground while holding a metal flute in her left hand. The girl is playing a tune for a group of forest animals including a mother rabbit flanked by 5 babies along with a squirrel standing up on its hind legs. The audience is completed with a bluebird perched on a small branch.
The figurine is in very good vintage condition with no crazing, chips, cracks or repairs and retains some protective felt dots on the bottom which were applied by a former owner. The original metal flute is present and exhibits some finish loss related to age. There is also some glue residue present around the flute where it rests in the girl's hand which dates to production and is mentioned for accuracy. The piece stands 4" tall and is approximately 3" by 2.5" at the base. As seen in photo 7, the underside of the piece is marked with a black Royal Worcester backstamp reading "MODELLED BY F. G. DOUGHTY" and "ROYAL WORCESTER BONE CHINA" along with the words "MADE IN ENGLAND" and letter "V" designating production in 1949. It also bears mold number "3076", title of the piece "WOODLAND DANCE" and the hand painted letter "F".
This sweet figural grouping would be a wonderful addition to a collection of Royal Worcester figurines, or to a grouping of fine porcelain figurines made by other British manufacturers. An adorable vintage find!
Please note that due to the value of this listing, the figural group will be fully insured and shipped with a signature on delivery.
Vintage Royal Worcester Woodland Dance 3076 Freda G Doughty with Original Metal Flute