Antique Beatrice Hindley

Beatrice Hindley – Rare Miniature Flowers & Plants

These are genuine antique flowers in pots that were created by Beatrice Hindley in the 1920s and were sold by KT Miniatures. They are extremely rare and valuable….so much so that I felt it would be interesting to include these in KT Miniatures’ Archives.

Please note that all these have been sold and are for archive purposes only.


HISTORY

Beatrice was a friend of Gertrude Jekyll, the infamous garden designer and horticulturist, who when asked to design the garden for Queen Mary’s dolls house, enlisted Beatrice and her sister for help. The plants were created out of thin brass shim and other alloys, then painted in oil paints. Each of the pots have been turned out of wood. Wooden pots are prone to crack on these old dolls house miniatures and as these particular items are at least 90 years old, I think they could be forgiven for the odd wrinkle or two! 

The detail that Beatrice put into her plants was simply amazing and apparently she spent hours at Kew Gardens studying the plants in order to make hers as accurately as possible. If these  do ever appear at auction nowadays, they can individually fetch extremely high prices. Out of the four plants seen above, three were put up for sale and sold with a few hours of listing – unsurprisingly. However the bowl of daffodils I fell in love with and just couldn’t sell. Below you will find the photos and exact details as shown when they were put up for sale.


c1920s Beatrice Hindley Pot Of Tulips

This is a stunning and gorgeous Beatrice Hindley signed pot of tulips from her spring flower range, fully intact as far as I can tell and in excellent condition. There are four tulip flower heads with corresponding leaves, all made from metal and painted in oil paints. The turned wooden pot has been hand painted in Beatrice’s unique and instantly recognisable style.

Measures 3″ to top of tallest flower.


c1920s Beatrice Hindley Bowl Of Anemones

This is another stunning Beatrice Hindley signed bowl of anemones from her spring flower range. There are five anemone flower heads with corresponding leaves, all made from metal and decorated with oil paints. The turned wooden pot has been hand painted in Beatrice’s unique and instantly recognisable style.

Measures 1 3/4″ to top of tallest flower.


c1920s Beatrice Hindley Bowl Of Crocuses

This is a lovely Beatrice Hindley signed bowl of crocuses from her spring flower range. There are seven crocus flower heads fully in bloom and a further three flower buds, each with corresponding leaves, all made from metal and decorated with oil paints. The turned wooden pot has been given an attractive plain green finish.

Measures 1 1/2″ to top of tallest flower.