Geisha HN3229 is a traditional Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance. The word geisha literally means artist. The dance of the Geisha has evolved from the dances once performed on the kabuki stage into a more subtle, stylized and controlled form of dance. Every dance uses gestures to tell a story and only a connoisseur can understand the subdued symbolism. White make-up and elaborate kimono represent the popular image held of geisha.
In 1989, the Royal Doulton International Collectors Club offered its members this exclusive Flambé Geisha figurine which features a special backstamp.
In the early 1900s, after years of painstaking work, Royal Doulton re-discovered the art of flamb glazing first created by Chinese master potters of ancient dynasties. The flamb glaze was created by firing a secret formula at extremely high kiln temperatures. Nowhere was it seen to greater effect than in this grouping of character studies from faraway mystical lands. No longer produced, flamb pieces are coveted by collectors around the world for their distinctive red glaze.