Anne Harriet Fish (1890 - 1964)

Anne Harriet Fish (Sefton - Married name) was born in Bristol, England. She worked in oil & watercolors.
After coning to New York City, she did illustrations for "Vanity Fair" and "Vogue" including the cover for "Vanity Fair" in April, 1917.
During World War I, "Porcelain Doll Heads" were unattainable from Germany.
So, Fulper, a Flemington, NJ company, established a new product line: "Porcelain Doll Heads".
Fulper was established in 1909 and made stoneware clay pottery.
However, after the War, the market for Porcelain Doll Heads collapsed and
Fulper had to resort to "ceramic novelties" made from porcelain.
They hired Anne Harriet Fish (Sefton) to do some design work for them in the 1920's.
Her drawings sell in the low hundreds of dollar now.

Note in one of her drawings below:



There is a strong simialitary with this drawing and
her "BATHING GIRLS" Doorstop she designed for Hubley.


In total, she designed 7 Doorstops for Hubley:

  1. # 269 - The TIGER
  2. #249 - The MESSENGER BOY
  3. # 268 - The PALOR MAID
  4. # 250 - BATHING GIRLS
  5. # 270 - CHARLESTON DANCERS
  6. # 222 - SMALL FOOTMEN
  7. # 248 - LARGE FOOTMEN
Her doorstops were always numbered on the back and
had a copyright mark followed with her name, "FISH", on the front base in the black paint.
Probably because of her experience in Ceramics, alll her doostops had a high gloss to them.
On a lot of her existing doorstops, this finish has woren off.