Dan Smith English Ladies Co Signing Event at Keillers China Shop Dundee on Saturday, 24th November 2012 10:30h - 16:00h

Saturday 24th November 2012


           Dan Smith English Ladies Co Signing Event at Keillers China Shop Dundee

                         on Saturday, 24th November 2012 10:30h - 16:00h


We are lucky enough to have the pleasure of Dan Smith's, a British designer and Master painter, signing his creations at Keillers China Shop, 7 Castle Street, Dundee.

The English Ladies Co. is an exciting new range of figurines for the global giftware / collectables markets.

Each of these beautiful figurines is individually designed in the UK by master modellers and prestige painters.

These designs are unique in appearance, with high levels of detail in the model and painting.

The subject matter has been carefully chosen based on historical and future trends using romantic and aspirational themes, targeting the female consumer in the gift / collectable market.

  • Excellent design detail in the model and superb decoration, creating a lifelike figurine

  • High level of appeal to female consumer

  • Ideal for gift or collectable

  • Each figurine will be endorsed by English Master Painter, Dan Smith, who has over 40 years of experience in painting Prestige collectable figurines

  • A certificate of authenticity will be included with each piece

  • Each figurine is supplied in a decorative gift box

  • Excellent Price Points

  • Dan Smith, Master Painter, paints each prototype figurine

  • His signature endorses each 'English Ladies Co' figurine backstamp


                                                 MASTER PAINTER DAN SMITH

Dan Smith left school in 1969 when his flair for art gained him an apprenticeship with Royal Doulton at their figurine factory in Nile St, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. He painted such iconic pieces as Autumn Breeze and Top o' the Hill and his natural flair and ability was soon noticed.

In the 1970s, under distinguished Art Director Eric Griffiths, Dan joined the Limited Edition team and was called upon to design and create prototype pieces. He worked with the renowned modeller, Peggy Davis to create the Femme Fatale series and in 1973 was asked to paint the limited edition commemorative figurine of Queen Elizabeth II on the 20th anniversary of her coronation.

After 15 years as a Royal Doulton painter Dan moved to the Prestige Department, where the most highly skilled artists created pieces such as Princess Badoura, Saint George and Hercules, amongst others. Dan's favourite piece to paint was the impressive Jack Point, until the launch of Alan Maslakowski's Lawrence of Arabia. Dan worked closely with the gifted modeller, bringing to life many of his creations, until Alan's untimely death in 2004.

Dan has travelled the world to meet keen collectors and to showcase his skills. He visited USA, Hong Kong, Japan and the Far East, as well as several trips to Australia and New Zealand, and is well known and respected by collectors. His signature is highly sought after and his work has been sold in auction houses across the world.

Now Dan is turning his skilled hands to the English Ladies Co products and is enjoying the opportunity to design beautiful new pieces with a sense of style and individuality. He enjoys applying the skills and techniques he learned to create a new modern style of his own.

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