The Somerset Collection
Coalport Porcelain “Somerset” Collection - Charlotte
This doll is extremely rare – She was the first of a new series, to be issued in conjunction with the famous “Coalport” pottery, (a part of the “Wedgewood” brand) and appeared in 1988 or 1989. (Her name is written on her base – see the picture below)
She was made as a nude porcelain figurine with fixed arms, and dressed by the Nisbet seamstresses.
On the demise of The House of Nisbet, and its takeover by the American company Dakin, this model resurfaced in a slightly different form. In order to ease the process of dressing the doll, she was given moveable arms, and renamed as 85-8870 Beatrice
Coalport Porcelain “Somerset” Collection - Virginia
Our grateful thanks to Malcolm J, for allowing us to use his beautiful pictures of the Nisbet Coalport Virginia, in the slideshow below. This is an extremely rare doll, and thanks to Malcolm, collectors everywhere now have a chance to admire her"