The Heroines Collection celebrates iconic women drawn from British literature and history across the centuries, from the Regency period of the 1780’s onwards to the ‘roaring’ 1920’s. Royal Doulton’s sensitive designs capture both the spirit of each young woman and the typical costumes of the age.
Georgiana is inspired by aristocratic women of the late 18th century, of socialites such as Georgiana Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire. Confident and stylish, hosting gatherings of the leading literary, artistic and political personalities of the day, such women had many influential friends but also many enemies. Wearing a stunning blue gown, Georgiana is the epitome of the late Georgian age.
Mary is the height of elegance and symbolizes the refinement and glamour of country house living in the first decades of the 20th century. UK television dramas have brought the highs and lows of gracious living from this time to homes throughout the world. Lady Mary represents women of the age and the way they supported traditional values, while embracing those of the modern world.
Daisy is inspired by Daisy Buchanan, the heroine of the literary classic The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby has inspired several films with the sixth version released in May 2013. Daisy, possessing great beauty and a sparkling personality is the epitome of the socialites, the so called ‘flappers’ of the 1920’s. The figurine portrays Daisy as a confident young woman with a stylish bob hairstyle and in a costume that’s also the height of fashion.
Emma is inspired by the heroine of the novel of the same name, by author Jane Austen, which was published in 1815. Headstrong, beautiful and rich, Emma was typical of upper class women of the period. In an age when
marriage secured social standing, the novel explores Emma’s attempts at matchmaking amongst her circle of friends. Austen’s sense of humor, social manners and keen observation of the hum-drum of daily life in a small town has made the book one of her most loved works.