Bird (female bluebird)

Designer: Dorothy Doughty (British, 1893–1963)

Manufacturer: Royal Worcester

Date: 1937

Medium: Bone china porcelain

Dimensions: H. 8-3/4 in. (22.2 cm.)

Classification: Ceramics-Porcelain

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Staley, 1960

Accession Number: 60.180.4

Not on view
Inscription: "d.doughty"; (on underside of base) Blue-Bird / sialia / sialis

Marking: (on side of upper part pf base, gilt) "W"; (underside of base, painted in black)
1. (on right side of upper part) mark of Royal Worcester (around mark) ROYAL WORCESTER / MADE IN ENGLAND;
2. (on left side of upper part) -- [see catalogue card for design]
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Staley (until 1960; their gift to MMA)

William Chaffers. Marks and Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain. London, 1912, p. 798, illustrates Royal Worcester mark.

Royal Worcester Porcelain Bird Statuettes and Flowers (Mainly in Pairs) Modelled by Dorothy Doughty. Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York. April 28, 1962, no. 23 (Lloyd L. Ward, Jr. collection).