Category: Connoisseur of Malvern

Horse and Equestrian Studies by Connoisseur of Malvern

There really is only one name associated with the equine sculptures by Connoisseur of Malvern, and that is Richard Sefton. In particular his horse-and-rider sculptures truly capture the essence of the partnership between rider and steed. Originally an architect and builder, Mr. Sefton became a sculptor in the mid-1970s and launched a successful artistic career…

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…