Royal Doulton has been producing porcelain ceramics and dinnerware for approximately 200 years. From a meager beginning in 1815, John Doulton, amassed one of the largest pottery and porcelain factories this world has ever known.
This scarce Royal Doulton figurine entitled "Windflower" was only produced from 1949-1952. Designed by Leslie Harradine, this is one of the most popular figurines. It portrays a lovely lady holding her hat down to keep it from blowing away as she makes her way through the strong winds. She is attired in a long off-white shirt with a delicate pink floral pattern, red top with white collar trimmed in blue and blue/purple hat; she stands on a raised teal colored base.
Arthur L. Harradine (known to Doulton collectors as Leslie) joined Doulton's Lambeth Studios in 1902 as an apprentice modeler. Working as a freelance artist, Harradine developed a wonderful gift for sculpting wind-blown ladies and flouncing damsels. Harradine’s figures are among the most collected Doulton masterpieces.
The figurine stands 7 1/4" in height; the base measuring 3" in length and 2 1/4" in width. Stamped in green with the Royal Doulton logo, "Bone China", "Windflower", "HM 2029" and decorators insignia "BG". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. This is a wonderful figurine for the serious Royal Doulton collector.