Here is a very rare early Royal Doulton figurine entitled "Memories" Model HN1856 produced in this blue & white colourway only from 1938 until 1949, this example is dated 1940. The figurine was modelled by Leslie Harradine and is hand painted in fine detail. The figurine stands 5 3/4" high, measures 7 1/4" wide and weighs 510 grams unpacked. The figurine has the Royal Doulton backstamp, "Memories", Rd No.827008, with HN1856 added by hand. There is a small number 13 to the right of the Royal Doulton stamp which indicates the year of manufacture is 1940 and there is also an impressed date stamp 4.4.40 at the edge (see photos). Condition is excellent with no chips or cracks, no age crazing or restoration.
This is a lovely example of this rare early figurine. 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 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 excellent with no chips or cracks except for firing / shrinkage cracks to the potting hole on the base plinth only (see photos). There is a some minor age crazing present visible only under strong magnification. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.
The item "VERY RARE EARLY ROYAL DOULTON MOLLY MALONE HN1455 FIGURINE by L Harradine c. 1931" is in sale since Thursday, August 29, 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.