Here for your consideration is a magnificent and very rare, Art Deco, Royal Doulton 1925 figurine, called'Butterfly Girl' first version, model number HN719, designed by Leslie Harradine and decorated by Harry Allen. This exquisite and rare, 1925, Art Deco, figurine, that's often called'The Captured Bird','Bat Dancer' or'Butterfly Girl', modelled with arms outstretched to display her cape.Please take time to look at all 12 photos to fully appreciate this exquisite figurine! It depicts a stylish Art Deco nubile young dancer, wearing a brightly coloured flowing dress, with cape outstretched, in a very saucy provocative pose.
Condition, manufactured by Royal Doulton, England. This figurine was ceased in 1940.
The dancer has even been depicted and created with realistic ripples to enhance movement and shape, that's the extent of the detail, in this truly magical figurine. The detailing and workmanship in this figurine is superb, really strong vibrant colouring.
I really don't believe my pictures are doing this figurine true justice. The colours and the way they've been mixed is just truly magnificent. The base has all the black script and green stamped, Royal Doulton distinct markings, initials HA for decorator Harry Allen, guaranteed 100% genuine. No chips, cracks, scratches, restoration or damage. Just a very nice stunning Art deco Royal Doulton figurine.
Studio as an apprentice in 1902 working under. While studying part-time at the Camberwell School of Arts.He went on to qualify and work in the. His main interest lay in clay sculpture and the design of free standing figures and he produced. Which came to the attention of. Despite his interest in figure modelling, and his apparent skill in that area, Leslie Harradine was required to design vases for the Lambeth Art Studios something he was not happy doing. His ambition was to set up his own small modelling studio where he could do the work he loved.
In 1916 the two brothers joined the army and left Canada to fight the great war in France. After only a short while Leslie Harradine was injured and spent time in a hospital back in England. Leslie Harradine had not been back in England for long when Charles Noke offered him a job as a figure designer at the Burslem works but he refused. Leslie had grown to like his independence and wanted to work only for himself.
He did, however, eventually agree to send Charles Noke some samples of his models on a freelance basis and so, in 1920, the first of his Royal Doulton figures, HN 395,'Contentment' was released. Leslie Harradine provided a regular supply of figures to Royal Doulton for almost forty years but always on a truly freelance basis, Leslie Harradine was the one to decide what he would model, and when, and he would send these, maybe up to three at a time, on a monthly basis to the Burslem works. Many hugely popular models flowed from his small home studio. In 1961 he moved to Spain where he lived and modelled local peasants in terra cotta (just for pleasure) until his death in 1965. Leslie Harradine is, without doubt, the most iconic artist ever to have worked for Royal Doulton, his pieces are collected and revered the world over!
Height: 6.5 inches or 16.5 cm. Depth: 1.75 inches or 4.5 cm. Weight: 7.75 oz or 222 grams.
This very rare highly sought-after figurine HN719'Butterfly Girl' would make a superb gift and solid future investment. These stunning Royal Doulton Art Deco figurines, have become so very desirable/collectable, and are really appreciating in value.Please note, all my international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when I know the destination of where items are being sent. You may wish to check out my other items. The item "Very Rare 1925 Royal Doulton HN719 Figurine Butterfly Girl by Leslie Harradine" is in sale since Friday, February 19, 2021.
This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Porcelain/China\Royal Doulton\Figures".collectables" and is located in Staffordshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.