Similarities Between Harradine And Doulton

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Harradine & Doulton Vyse vociferously demanded of Nell Vyse, ‘How does it happen that so soon after their Walker’s Galleries show, the hated Doultons introduced a new figure comparable to one of my own designs; it has to be more than coincidental.’ It should be borne in mind, and there is no evidence to suggest that Harradine connived in the similarities between his designs and those of Vyse. This new contentious figure was HN1373 Sweet Lavender (Fig. 106). Doulton state the figure was inspired by the traditional London street cry ‘Who’ll buy my sweet lavender’. This assertion was dismissed out of hand by Vyse, he hotly claimed to anyone who would listen, the figure so closely resembled his Tulip Woman of 1921 (Fig. 36) that the design could not possibly be spontaneous. However, Vyse was overlooking the fact of Harradine commissioned by Doulton to model yet another street figure, may have simply been revisiting his own design HN789 Flower Seller of 1926 (Fig. 69). The figure HN789, has been commented on previously as an echoing Vyse’s Tulip Woman. Interestingly, it would seem that between claim and counter claim, Vyse did not indict Harradine as the villain. In the meantime, he continued to rail against the Burslem pottery. Harradine The Young Widow Early in …show more content…

The figure is included here because of its resonance with a figure designed by Harry Parr. Doulton’s first version HN1433 The Little Bridesmaid, is modelled in a dress of layered ruffles. The lavender and pink colourway has proved the most enduring. It was produced at Burslem from 1930 to 1951 (Fig. 109). Another colourway was produced in 1930, HN1434. This second colourway, green and pale yellow, was rescinded 1949. The bridesmaid being perennial, another version, HN1530 was introduced in 1932 decorated with deep yellow dress; this version remained in production until

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