The bright blue Baby Doll, with its white-striped bonnet and white circles on the doors, is one of the most famous models ever produced by the world-renowned Morgan Motor Company of Malvern. The original ‘Baby Doll’ was commissioned in 1962 by American enthusiast Lew Spencer, and was designed for minimum weight and maximum performance. The car and its successors went on to achieve huge sporting success, regularly beating much more powerful cars because of their light weight and superb handling.
Recently, Morgan has created a new, limited run of ‘Baby Doll’ Plus 4s, which like their illustrious forebears are designed with racing performance in mind. In celebration of this amazing and charismatic car, Bronte’s artists have depicted a Baby Doll Morgan against the dramatic backdrop of Eastnor Castle, one of Worcestershire’s best-known stately homes. Indeed, Bronte Porcelain has a great deal in common with Morgan cars, as, like them, everything we produce is made entirely by hand here in the heart of Worcestershire. And that’s not all that our plaque has in common with the car itself; just like the Morgan, we use a frame of solid ash.
The Morgan Baby Doll not only has a proud sporting heritage but is a wonderful example of Worcestershire craftsmanship, making it a particularly fitting subject to be commemorated by Bronte Porcelain in this fine piece of ceramic art. But if there is another marque that is close to your heart, or if you would like to celebrate a particular sporting success, we would be very happy to discuss a special commission depicting a car of your choice. Please visit our commissions page for more details or contact us to find out more.