Collectible Figurines by Royal Worcester Master Artists
The Royal Worcester porcelain figurines we’re featuring this month represent some of the very highest quality collectibles available in the market today. The ambiance of your home or office will be wonderfully enhanced by the addition of these beautifully designed pieces! The figurines were created by some of Royal Worcester’s leading artists. They include the work of Doris Lindner, known for her amazing sculptures of horses and farm animals, Dorothy Doughty, who sculpted lifelike birds in their native environment, Ronald van Ruyckevelt, whose game fish seem to leap from the sea, his wife Ruth van Ruyckevelt, creator of exquisite Victorian female figurines, and Barnard Winskill, a military history specialist.
Dorothy Doughty Figurines by Royal Worcester
Dorothy Doughty (1892-1962) produced single figurines, like her
Moorhen Chick standing atop a lily pad in bloom, or pairs, like
Downy Woodpecker & Pecan, with one sculpture the male bird, the other the female. Her birds are depicted among plants of their native wild habitat. A naturalist and ornithologist, Doughty studied at Eastbourne School of Art, England. At the suggestion of an American publisher, she produced a Royal Worcester bird series for the U.S. market from her studio in Cornwall. “My work with birds has been a joyful thing,” she wrote. “One of the happiest ways of spending a life is to work closely with nature.”
Doris Lindner Figurines by Royal Worcester
The animals in this remarkably lifelike series include palomino horses, appaloosas, big draft horse stallions, quarter horses, Arabians, fox hunters, prize Aberdeen Angus, Hereford, Santa Gertrudis, and Charolais bulls, even a bulldog. Doris Lindner (1896-1979) studied sculpture at St. Martin's School of Art in London, the British Academy in Rome, and at Calderons Animal School in London. Her life study of her subjects was meticulous – she traveled to the U.S. to study prize cattle in Texas. Reaching the height of her international fame in the 1960s, Lindner continued to work until she was more than 80 years old.
Game Fish Series Figurines by Royal Worcester
As gifts for any bluewater game fisherman, the items in this series are hook, line, and sinker perfect! We have the
Blue Marlin, Dolphin, and
Squirrel Fish figurines available. The absolute accuracy of detail and proportion in these items is stunning. Artist Ronald Van Ruyckevelt, born in 1928, spent three years in the ceramics school of the Royal College of Art before joining Royal Worcester in 1953. His studies in Bermuda of tropical fish in their native environment and his visits to the U.S. resulted in popular series in tropical fish, game birds, and game fish. He moved to the U.S. in 1974.
Military Commanders Figurines by Royal Worcester
A great example of some of the rare collectible items featured in our inventory are the
Military Commanders figurines produced by Royal Worcester. These beautiful pieces, designed by artist Barnard Winskill, pay tribute to some of the greatest military commanders of all time. Available are
Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nemesis, the
Duke of Wellington, and Gen.
George Washington. These mounted figurines are accurate in every detail, from uniform to harness, from scabbard to horseshoe, cloak, sash, and epaulet. They are unforgettable, like the men they depict, and will be treasured for generations.
Victorian Ladies Figurines by Royal Worcester
This delightful series is full of flowered hats, parasols, and floor-length gowns, as well as outfits for ice-skating, croquet, and tennis. Artist Ruth van Ruyckevelt (1931-1988) was the wife of Ronald van Ruyckevelt. Born in London, she became at the age of 14 the youngest student ever accepted to the Wimbleton School of Art. Her specialty was costume, and she spent hours studying dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her academic work would serve her well when she joined Royal Worcester in 1955, developing with her husband a wonderful limited-edition series on Victorian and Edwardian ladies.
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