Figurine, Dutch Boy

Production date
1954
Country
England
State/Province
Worcester
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Description
Figurine of boy carrying two baskets of flowers, wearing light brown clogs, dark blue hat, and traditional dress, named "Dutch Boy". Part of Children of the Nations series.
Classification
CH classification ORNAMENTS Bone ornament
Production date
1954
Production place
Measurements
H140 x W75 x D65 mm
Media/Materials description
Ceramic
Signature/Marks
2923
1954
History and use
This figurine from the "Children of the World" series is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
Registration number
H11476

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