Paragon Figurine of Robin Hood


This porcelain figurine of Robin Hood sitting on a tree stump is from the Sherwood Forest Series by Paragon (1919-1960). 

The Paragon China Company was a bone china manufacturer, based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Previously known as the Star China Company, and more recently part of the Royal Doulton group. Paragon produced high quality teaware and tableware, and was granted royal warrants by several members of the British Royal Family.

Paragon's 'Sherwood Forest' series included a Friar Tuck, Alan-a-Dale and Maid Marian; each member of the outlaw band was about twenty centimeters high. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a date for the production of this beautifuly made character, but I can't help thinking this figurine was based on Walt Disney's live-action Robin Hood played by Richard Todd.

4 comments:

Clement Glen said...
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Clement Glen said...

Can anyone can give me a date for the 'Sherwood Forest' series of figurines by Paragon ?

The porcelain Robin Hood does seem to have been influenced by Disney's live-action movie version of the outlaw.

Neil said...

Maybe it is just me, but it does seem totally at odds with the Robin Hood legend which is so English to see the height of the orbaments given as 20 centimeters instead of the good old English measure. It seems such a clash of styles that it makes me uncomfortable.

michael swiftt said...

I have a robin hood came by it accidently. Was going to sell one. Its a beautiful item. Mike sept 2016