Set of four Royal Worcester double bird models
English, c. 1950
Largest: Height 13cm, width 9cm, depth 7cm
Smallest: Height: 11cm, width 8cm, depth 7cm
The wonderful collection of four double bird models was manufactured by the Royal Worcester porcelain factory in around 1950.
The double bird models depict four British wild bird species. Chaffinches, linnets, yellow hammers and pied woodpeckers are portrayed sitting on a branch as well as on greenery among various plants.
Designed by Eva Soper (1901-1991) who worked in a wildlife sanctuary and collaborated with the Royal Worcester factory, each model is painted in a pastel polychrome palette.
During her collaboration with the English porcelain factory, Soper designed eighteen single bird models and six double bird models. Her designs were very popular and were produced until 1986.
All pieces bear the Royal Worcester mark on the reverse as well as the name of the bird depicted on them.
The charming selection of bird models comes from Henry Sandon’s (English, b.1928) collection. He is an expert in the field of Royal Worcester porcelain.
Expertly made and with an important provenance, they would be a wonderful addition to one’s collection of porcelain.