The Flower Seller's Children

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The Flower Seller’s Children

English statuette "The Flower Seller’s Children"

The Flower Seller’s Children is cataloged as number 1342. The model has been produced since 1929. The plot depicts two little children - a brother and sister - sitting close to each other. In front of them is their merchandise - beautiful flowers that they offer to passing pedestrians in a hurry.

The statuette is hand-painted in shades of pink and raspberry, with bright splashes of color depicting roses, capturing the characters' personalities. From history, in the early years of the last century, it became rare to see street vendors in London. At that time, the craftsmen at the Royal Doulo factory started creating a collection that romanticized their image.

Sculptor Leslie Harradie began creating models for the factory in 1920 and it was during this time that he created one of his most famous and popular models - the Flower Sellers statuette. He was inspired by the image of flower vendors he saw on Piccadilly in London, which he immediately sketched on his own cuff. The statuette, created in 1959, bears the Royal Doulo mark and pattern number 1342. It measures 19 cm in width and 20 cm in height and is made of porcelain. It is in excellent condition, without restoration or cracks.

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28 Jun 2024

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