Royal Worcester Porcelain Pair Figurines Grape Harvesters Hadley Antique
A beautiful pair of Royal Worcester porcelain blush ivory and gilded figurines of grape harvesters posy holders or spill holders modelled by James Hadley. His signature is moulded into the back of each rocky outcrop on which the grape baskets are resting. This is a very attractive, highly decorative and collectable pair of Royal Worcester figurines - model numbers 133 and 138 and dated with the star and two dots date code around the factory mark that relates to the early 20th century circa 1918.
The figures are of classical western man and woman, dressed in gilded clothes. He has a wide brimmed hat, a long hooded cape over his shoulders. He is also wearing a loose fitting shirt open at the neck, knee length tight fitting trousers, stockings and shoes. She wears a long scarf headdress around her head and shoulders and a calf length dress with a tight fitting bodice and bare feet. She is also holding a wide basket filled with bunches of grapes. The figures have the very pleasing, muted colour palette that contrasts with the richly gilded clothing.
Both figurines are fully marked under the bases with the puce Royal Worcester mark and the James Hadley design number 133 and the letter H both are impressed with the number 86. She has an printed number 138 and the letter H for Hadley. Royal Worcester Porcelain has been made in the city of Worcester, Worcestershire, England in the United Kingdom since 1751.
The figurines stand approximately 10 3/4 inches (27.5 cm) high and the bases are approximately 4 inches (10 cm) diameter.
They are both in excellent antique condition, no chips cracks nor restoration, they each have some very minor wear to the gilding commensurate with age and use. Please see the images. Together they weigh 1.772 Kg and are a great looking pair of figures to add to any collection and would look stunning filled with posies on any dining table.
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