Art: Porcelain Birds

Manhattan importers were six months, behind with their orders. Porcelain fanciers, in an invisible but impatient queue, waited last week for their ceramic birds, which they bought as fast as they could be imported from Britain. The superbly color-glazed, life-sized birds, perched in natural flower and branch settings, cost from $250 to $475 a pair.

Creator of the birds is Dorothy Doughty (rhymes with doubty), eldest daughter of the late great Charles Montagu (Travels in Arabia Deserta) Doughty (TIME, Sept. 6). Shy, 51 and a spinster, Ceramist Doughty lives in Cornwall, England. Some...

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