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Arnold Bennett Figurine - by Royal Doulton
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Newcastle, United Kingdom


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Royal Doulton

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Porcelain/ China

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HN 4360

Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931) was an English novelist, journalist and magazine editor (as was Charles Dickens) who produced a large literary output.  Several of his novels are centred around the "Potteries" area of North Staffordshire  where he grew up although he spent much of his adult life in London or Paris.  His "Anna of the Five Towns" was serialised on BBC Television. There is an Arnold Bennett Society, with a web-site, and he has a substantial Wikipedia entry.


This figurine was only ever sold at the Royal Doulton Visitor Centre.  I don't know how many were made but I suspect that they were much fewer than items made for general distribution.  The figurine stands 25cm (10 in) high, is hand made and hand decorated, has a Royal Doulton back stamp with part number HN 4360 and the signature of its modeller.  The Royal Doulton logo has been scratched through which usually means that the item is of "seconds" quality.  Now I'm no expert, but I have failed to discover the reason for this.  There are no chips or cracks that I can see.


As far as I can ascertain, none of the photographs taken of Bennett betray the least trace of a smile - and this is reflected in this figurine!

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