This rare English
Royal Doulton figurine is called 'Eleanor of Provence' HN2009 and was designed by M. Davis & artist Peggy Davies
for a series called; Period Figures in English History.
was issued 1948-1953. No original box.
This series of porcelain figurines by Royal Doulton pays homage to great ladies who made important contributions
to English history either as leaders or were of influence to those who were in power.
of Provence was Queen Consort of England as the wife of King Henry III, 1236 until his death in 1272. Eleanor
was beautiful & known as a fashion leader, importing clothes from France and helped make cottes (type of tunic) popular,
and introduced a new type of wimple (a type of garment worn around the neck/chin & usually covering the head) that
was high "into which the head receded until the face seemed like a flower in an eveloping spathe". This figurine
reflects the styles she inflluenced & introduced to the English dress of her times. She was not liked by
the English people, but had great influence.
A rare discontinued figurine in pristine condition.
Condition: Excellent & Rare
Measures: 4" x 3" - Irregular
9 ¾" - Tall
Maker: Royal Doulton: Period Figures in English History
Cost: $725 -- Includes S/H