Don Bradman Figurine

Royal Hereford Fine China, N.Z.. 1988

This Royal Hereford Fine China Bradman figurine was purchased directly from the pottery in Hamilton, New Zealand.

"Hereford Fine China Australasia Limited was registered in New Zealand from 1st March 1976 until 17th January 1990." 1

The pottery was started in Hamilton, New Zealand by Rick Lewis, who was later presented with the M.B.E. and A.R.A. for his contribution to fine art and design in New Zealand.

"In 1961, Rick Lewis joined Royal Worcester and met Harry Davis, universally recognised as the worlds leading ceramic artist of the 20th century, who discovered Rick's true talents. Over a period of four years, Harry took him under his wing and Rick became the only artist with whom Harry was prepared to share his talents and artistic secrets in his twilight years." 2

"Thus evolved an artist in the classical mould; gifted in painting in oils, watercolours and more uniquely in porcelain canvasses. Working with Royal Worcester brought out yet another skill, in that Rick became renowned for his sculpture and design in porcelain and bronze." 2

References:
1. https://opencorporates.com/companies/nz/106433
2. http://ricklewis.ie/