Code: HN5651

Originally released in 1952

In 1952 the most famous Prestige figure of the 20th century was introduced. Princess Badoura dates back to 1924 when a model was shown at London’s British Empire Exhibition. The original was by Henry Stanton, a teacher at the Art School local to Doulton’s Burslem factory, but Doulton designer Harry Tittensor and ceramic artist Francis van Hallen Phillips

are also linked to this majestic design. Princess Badoura is one of the most enchanting tales of the Arabian Nights. The story of her meeting Prince Camaralzaman and their later adventures inspired illustrator Edmund Dulac and it was his imaginative drawing of the Princess on an elephant ceremonially progressing to her wedding that provided the basis for this sculpture. Its rich and intricate decoration, meticulously recreated in the commemorative miniature, reflects the exotic fantasy of the tales but it also reveals the marvelous artistic skills of Royal Doulton’s designers and artists.

Height : 12.3cm

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