Royal Worcester Figurine - "The Fair Maid of Astolat"

by Madge

Royal Worcester Figurine -

Royal Worcester Figurine - "The Fair Maid of Astolat"

Royal Worcester Figurine - "The Fair Maid of Astolat":- Hello Peter, Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk to you online. I have been a collector for many years, this is indeed a unique thing to have and amazing it is available now online. I am trying to find one of your figurines: "The Fair Maid of Astolat" which was available in 2002. However due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to get it then. Do you know if it is still available and how much would it cost?



Reply by Peter Holland

Hi Madge

Many thanks for being one of the first to 'discover' this new facility online. I enjoy the interaction all this new technology can bring and look forward to lots of 'buzz' with collectors who are clever enough (like you) to find these pages.

Now onto your query:-

I understand you liking "The Fair Maid of Astolat", she is one of my personal all time favorite sculptures too. There is the romance of her getting ready for some special occasion, and preening, as ladies do, but at the same time, you sense a feeling of vulnerability, as if she is looking onto the mirror more as a 'Cinderella' character (not realizing her own beauty) than a Wicked Queen in arrogant display.

Once sold out, Compton & Woodhouse figurines can be hard to get hold of and I happen to know there are none in stock of "The Fair Maid of Astolat" at the moment.

Once in a while, Compton do a small re-issue of prior figurines, but they sell quicker than hot cakes (I want a "Fair Maid of Astolat" myself for my own private collection, by the way). Even the sculptor doesn't get preferential treatment!

There is a way you might get one though through the secondary market. If you go to my China Replacements page :-

China Replacement

Take the time to read the page until you get to the part about how to do a 'save search' on eBay. Save a couple of differently worded searches for "The Fair Maid of Astolat", and wait for eBay to email you when one comes online matching that search.

I use this facility to save various searches to tell me when any of my sculpts come online on eBay.

The last "Fair Maid of Astolat" was sold about 3 weeks ago, and before that about a couple of months prior, so they do appear from time to time. Just don't miss it for a bid. They are fetching quite hot prices, even second hand with no box or certificate, so keep alert!

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Peter Holland

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Royal Worcester Figurine - "The Fair Maid of Astolat" Comment
by: Andrea

The Fair Maid of Astolat - Royal Worcester Figurine is one of my favourites too. It was interesting to hear Peter's take on it. Andrea

The Fair Maiden of Astolat
by: Robyn

I have her, and I am wanting to see her along with The Princess of Tara.

Any offers? email me at

The Fair Maiden of Astolat and Princess of Tara
by: Robyn

Sorry, I meant to say I want to "sell" both of them (not see)


The fair maid of astolat
by: Victor Marshall

my wife has one in her collection, she may sell if the price is right.

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by: Anonymous

I am selling the Fir maiden of astolat, princess of tara and the chalice of love on ebay. If you interested search them on they are all reasonably priced

Fair Maiden of Astolat
by: Sita

My mother, Robyn, commented on this previously trying to sell hers' but she has now passed away. I am still selling the maiden figurine if anyone is interested, as I am trying to fund a memorial tablet for her.

If you are interested please let me know on:

by: Dave Email buggeritall60@

I have a fair maiden of astolat complete with box, mirror and certificate. Make me an offer. I also have lady of Sherwood with box and certificate of authenticity.

I have set of 3 for Sale
by: LaurieJane

I have a Princess Of Tara - Perfect condition, I also have "The Chalice of Love" and "The Fair Maiden of Astolat" All kept wrapped and boxed never displayed with certificates of authenticity all numbered 4215 from 7500 limited edition. Would like to sell. Please contact me.

For sale
by: Dave

I have lady of sherwood,fair maiden of astolat, keepsake. All royal Worcester limited editions ,never displayed, complete with certificates of authenticity and in original packing. Email bigger it

For sale
by: Dave

I have Coalport dearest rose and Franklin heirloom "the Victorian christening doll. Both limited edition with certificate of authenticity and in original packaging and never displayed. Email

by: Dave

Sorry, email address is not biggeritall

Fair Maiden of Astolat For Sale
by: LaurieJane

I have the above mentioned figurine edition number 4215. In pristine condition, never displayed in original box and has Certificate of Authenticity.

Please contact me

I also have The Chalice of Love and The Princess of Tara.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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