Category: Lost Porcelain Studios

Limited-Edition Bird Sculptures by Connoisseur of Malvern

Here is a veritable aviary of limited-edition porcelain bird studies by Connoisseur of Malvern. Most were sculpted by Christopher Ashenden, although there are a few exceptions. The only limited editions not included here are the ones previously shown in my overview of their Raptors, Parrots and Water Birds. I have sorted these by introduction/issue year…

Raptors, Parrots, and Water Birds by Connoisseur of Malvern

My overview of Connoisseur of Malvern’s porcelain bird studies will be divided into three posts, this first one focusing on the categories that I personally consider to be the most magnificent of their ‘birds’ genre. The incredibly talented sculptor Christopher Ashenden designed almost all of Connoisseur’s birds as well as most of their animals. RAPTORS…

Open (Non-Limited) Edition Flowers by Connoisseur of Malvern

The most frustrating thing about trying to catalogue the ‘open’ editions from Connoisseur is that their backstamps (unlike those on the limited editions) don’t always include the issue/introduction year. For example, if you didn’t happen to know – from a price list or other dated Connoisseur advertising – that the Azalea Blossom was part of…

Limited-Edition Flower Studies by Connoisseur of Malvern

Having looked at their roses, orchids, and flower baskets in separate posts, the remaining Connoisseur of Malvern floral studies can be separated into limited and non-limited editions. Here are the known (to me; more will be added as I obtain photos of them) limited editions florals produced by the original 1980-1994 Connoisseur of Malvern studio.…