Posted 6 years ago
Howdy: I share an exceptional Royal Worcester "Raphaelesque" parian figure (circle and crown mark), entitled "Goat". As documented in Henry Sandon's book entitled "Royal Worcester Porcelain from 1862 to the Present Day" (Plate #13) and his appendix of ornamental stock book #s, this is a Class 2 figure (model #16), based upon the theme of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It depicts a semi-nude woman riding a horned goat and is highlighted in colors of pink, turquoise, gold, and burgundy. It measures 16" x 14" x 8". According to Hon. Wendy Cook, curator of the Museum of Worcester Porcelain (formerly the Dyson Perrins Museum), this is a very rare model today and very few were produced. I feel this example may, in fact, be unique today, as I know of no other in existence. Please let me know if you are aware of a similar example.