Royal Doulton Collection
The beginning of my collecting was on a trip to the Bahamas and Bermuda, it was when I was my first collage Spring break.
While I was in Bermuda, I saw a very pretty lady figurine, but I was unable to purchase her. When I got to the Bahamas I found another lady called Spring Morn and she became my very first figurine in my collection.
I really liked the ruffles and her pink coat. She holds her bonnet so the wind does not lift it out to sea.
While on a trip through East Texas with my beloved husband, we found the long lost but not forgotten figurine from Bermuda. This lady was named Easter Day. My husband said lets get her now or we may never find her again. So now my first found love of Royal Doulton Ladies joined my collection with the encouragement of my true love.
The details like the flowers and umbrella on theses Ladies is a result of the special Royal Doulton's procedures of painting. Generally each Lady is painted by hand by a male or female artist, but the face is always painted by a man. Doulton had found the women ended up painting their own face on each Lady.
On our first trip to England we were luckly to tour the Royal Doulton factory in Stoke on Trent. We watched in amazement as the figurines grew into a true Lady with the Doulton stamp applied after rigid standards were met.