In 1757, under the guidance of Dr John Hall, a group of local businessmen established a porcelain manufactory that still exists to this day. From the beginning, great emphasis was placed on superb quality and craftsmanship.
This very scarce figure of two foals was designed by Doris Linder, 1896-1979. Her first models for Royal Worcester were of dogs, other small animals and Art Deco studies. In 1935 Miss Linder started a number of horse group models that proved very successful and were produced over a number of years.
This wonderful model of two foals participating in innocent horse play was produced from 1936-1950's. The one foal decorated in tan with white forehead, mane, tail and legs is being nipped in the leg by the other foal decorated in light brown with black mane and tail with white forehead and feet. They stand on a marble-like light green base. The figurine has a bit of an Art Deco look with the slightly stylized foals. The base measures 5" in length, 2 3/4" in width and 3/4" in height; the foals measure 4 3/4" in height. Stamped with the Royal Worcester back-stamp and model number "3152". Additional marks indicated it was created in 1939; also hand-marked by the artist "'Foals' Modelled by Doris Linder". There are no cracks, chips or repairs. A great figure for the serious Royal Worcester or Doris Linder collector.
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