VERY RARE EARLY ROYAL DOULTON MOLLY MALONE HN1455 FIGURINE by L Harradine c. Here is a very rare early Royal Doulton figurine entitled "Molly Malone" Model number HN1455 produced only from 1931 until 1937, this example is from the first year of issue with the date code for 1931. This is a very sought after early figurine which is rarely available. Molly Malone is the character from the popular old song of the same name. The figurine was modelled by Leslie Harradine and is hand painted in fine detail.
The figurine stands just over 7" high (including the base plinth), measures 5 3/4" wide (plinth dimensions 5 3/8" long x 2 5/8" wide) and weighs 405 grams unpacked. The figurine has the Royal Doulton backstamp, "Molly Malone" with a partial verse taken from the popular old song, Rd No.Potted by Doulton & Co. Added by hand in Red. There is a small number 4 to the right of the Royal Doulton stamp which indicates the year of manufacture was 1931 (see photos). Overall condition is very good except for firing / shrinkage cracks to the base plinth (4 small hairlines visible under magnification to the top edges of the plinth and hairlines at either side of the potting hole under the plinth - see examples in last two photos).
There is some age related glaze crazing present visible under magnification. There are no chips or repairs. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "VERY RARE EARLY ROYAL DOULTON MOLLY MALONE HN1455 FIGURINE by L Harradine c. 1931" is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019.This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Porcelain/China\Royal Doulton\Figures". The seller is "wallace_collectables" and is located in Kirkcaldy. This item can be shipped worldwide.