Bird (female chickadee)

Designer: Dorothy Doughty (British, 1893–1963)

Manufacturer: Royal Worcester

Date: 1938

Medium: Bone china porcelain

Dimensions: H. 9-1/2 inches
(24.1 cm.)

Classification: Ceramics-Porcelain

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

Accession Number: 60.180.8

Not on view
Inscription: "d.doughty"; (on underside of base) Chickadee / penthestes atricapillus / atricapillus

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

J[ohn]. P[atrick]. Cushion and W[illiam]. B[oyer]. Honey. Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain Marks. London, 1956, p. 276, 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. 22 (identical version).