Royal Doulton Ladies 'Michelle'
Michelle`s intricate designer gown with sweetheart neckline and low back is made from layers of finely pleated fabric. Adding modesty to the outfit is a fine lacy over bodice with a raised decorative trim to the off the shoulder neckline, hem and sleeves, which accentuates the delicacy of the embroidered flowers on the fine material. Michelle`s long dark hair is styled in a chic twisted pony tail and her outfit is finished by a jaunty pill hat worn with panache to the side of her head. A single bloom in deep magenta makes a striking contrast with the soft pink of her dress.
Since the line was first launched in 1913, the Royal Doulton Pretty Ladies have been some of Royal Doulton's most sought-after collectible figurines. Each Pretty Lady is hand-decorated and hand detailed; truly a sight to behold and a collectible to be cherished for years to come.
Royal Doulton figurines combine three elements movement, beautiful faces and posture. It's the unique combination of this trio of features that ensures every figurine is elegant yet distinctive. Only the most able sculptors are invited to design Royal Doulton figurines guaranteeing the integrity of the collection, dating back nearly one hundred years, is safeguarded for the future. The figurines in the pretty lady collection are the archetype of Royal Doulton, and although they are traditional in concept, contemporary fashion trends are often revealed by the choice of hairstyle, the sweep of the skirt and the cut of the neckline. Neil Faulkner has an established reputation as a Royal Doulton designer, his careful observation of women and his sensitive interpretations of the way they stand and move, combined with his appreciation of fashion design, is revealed in every study he creates.