Royal Worcester – Porcelain Figure (shape: 1052) of a Young Lady wearing a Fine dress, by James Hadley

Price: £125
Stock No. 515/2019/PFK

A rare Royal Worcester porcelain figure modelled by James Hadley (Model No: 1052) depicting an attractive young lady who wears a bonnet and a fine long floral dress with a lace collar. Hand gilded decoration to the blush ivory ground.

Height 8 inches (20.5cm).

In very good sound condition, no chips, cracks or scratches.

Date coded for 1886.

James Hadley (1837-1903) was an English potter and artist and by 1870 had become the principal modeller at the Worcester Royal Porcelain Company. Until 1895 his work was produced almost exclusively by Royal Worcester, he later set up his own factory. Described by John Sandon as ‘probably the finest English modeller of all time’. Able to work in any form of style required, he is best known for his decorative figures, made in the 1870’s and 1880’s, when taste was shifting towards coloured models from the previous fashion for plain white (Parian Ware).

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