This elegant Mid-Century Modern fine bona china cockatoo was designed by T.J. Jones for Staffordshire, the storied British maker, circa 1950. It features a white cockatoo perched on a sculptural base with foliate detailing. The bird's head is turned, and one of its talons raised. The cockatoo's feather's are presented in relief, its crest and cornea are hand painted in a beautiful light lemon hue, while its talons are dove gray with ash colored striations. Its beak, pupil and claws are painted black, offering a dramatic contrast to the rest of the color scheme. With its refined palate and elegant form, this piece would be a winning addition to any style of interior from traditional to contemporary. It is marked on the bottom "Designed and modeled by T.J. Jones fine bone China Crown Staffordshire England". Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 9" L x 5" D x 13" H