Author Archives: Lori Brown

Lovesick Pierrot

Pierrot is a stock character of the Commedia dell’Arte who became well known for his improvised performances as the Italian comedy spread across Europe in the 17th century. He is generally portrayed as a sad clown, pining for the love … Continue reading
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Richard Garbe (1876-1957)

The solar eclipse on August 21st had us casting around the WMODA collection for astronomical connections. This striking Royal Doulton flask in the Art Deco Gallery depicts Endymion, who was the first person to observe the movements of the moon, … Continue reading
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A Tale of Two Vases

by Louise Irvine The world’s largest Doulton vase is on display at WMODA. It stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and was commissioned by the Gaekwar of Baroda, an Indian prince who was the sixth richest man in the world … Continue reading
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Chihuly Chandeliers

The centerpiece of the Chihuly exhibition and WMODA fund-raising event in the Hamptons on August 20th is this spectacular Turquoise Frost chandelier which hung originally at Lismore Castle in Ireland. Chihuly fully developed his Chandeliers concept in 1995 when he … Continue reading
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WMODA Heats Up the New Season with Chihuly

WMODA featured in the November issue of AroundTown Arts & Culture Magazine. To view a digital copy of the magazine follow the link below. November 2016 AroundTown
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Art of Dance by Louise Irvine Featured in the Doulton Collectors Club

Royal Doulton plays a major role in the Stage & Screen exhibition currently at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in South Florida. The show highlights the impact of the performing arts on figurine designers and features famous dancers of … Continue reading
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WMODA Featured in “Majolica Matters”

WMODA was featured in the Quarterly Publication "Majolica Matters" in their November, 2016 issue. To view article click on image to the left. More information about the Majolica International Society. majolicasociety.com
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A Flair for Fashion by Louise Irvine Featured in Doulton Collectors Club

Royal Doulton figurine collectors will love the Flair for Fashion exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in South Florida. In addition to all the rare designs from the HN collection, Arthur Wiener has acquired many unique prototype figurines … Continue reading
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Stage and Screen by Louise Irvine Featured in Doulton Collectors Club

Our current obsession with celebrity actors goes back to the late 19th century and the beginning of mass media as can be seen at the Stage & Screen exhibition currently at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in South Florida. … Continue reading
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Art Moderne by Louise Irvine Featured in Doulton Collectors Club

The WMODA lecture programme on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California has inspired me to look more closely at Royal Doulton’s contribution to the glamorous thirties. Launched in 1934, the Queen Mary was the largest and fastest liner … Continue reading
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