Collection of six Royal Worcester English porcelain bird models

By Royal Worcester (British, founded 1750)


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This wonderful collection of six bird models was manufactured around 1950 by the Royal Worcester porcelain factory founded in England in 1751.

A selection of British wild birds is depicted in this collection. Blue tit, great tit, two goldfinches, a robin and chaffinch are perching atop branches of various trees such as holly. A vibrant, polychrome colour palette is employed for each of the models, ensuring they are a delicate yet eye-catching addition to one’s interior scheme.

On the reverse, all bird models bear the Royal Worcester maker’s mark as well as the name of the bird depicted in the figure. 

The pieces were designed by Eva Soper (1901-1991). She worked in a studio in a wildlife sanctuary founded by her father enabling her to have an expert knowledge of British wild birds. Her collaboration with the Royal Worcester factory started in the late 1930s when she designed twelve wild British bird models. A few years later, in 1941 she came up with a further twelve models. All her designs were in production until 1986.

This set of birds comes from Henry Sandon’s (b. 1928) collection. Sandon is an English antiques expert particularly knowledgeable about Royal Worcester porcelain.

Masterfully designed and made, the selection of sweet birds would look magnificent in one’s interior space, for example on a table or in a display cabinet.

Provenance: Henry Sandon Study Collection

Largest: Height 7cm, width 8cm, depth 4cm
Smallest: Height 7cm, width 7cm, depth 5cm


Artist / Maker
By Royal Worcester (British, founded 1750)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1950
20th Century
20th and 21st Century Design, Animal / Animalier, Birds / Ornithology


7 cm / 2.8 inches
8 cm / 3.1 inches
4 cm / 1.6 inches


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