Devotion wears a long rich red dress which complements the message of deep love conveyed by her bouquet of red camellias. This magnificent floral arrangement includes 14 exquisite hand made and hand painted blooms and two more camellias decorate her light blond hair. The romantic theme of this beautiful figure is enhanced by the sweetheart outline of her dress which is traced with a fine gold line to match her dramatic gold necklace. Royal Doulton's ceramic artists have layered deep red tones with lighter shades to add depth and texture to the dress of this outstanding figurine. The camellia flower is native to China where it grows wild and during the early spring fields full of colorful flowering camellias make an impressive sight. In Chinese legend the camellia represents the union between two lovers - with the delicately layered petals representing the woman, and the calyx, the man. Typically, when the petals of a flower fall the calyx stays intact, but with camellias the calyx and petals fall away together, which is why the camellia is said represent eternal love or long-lasting devotion. Camellias symbolize love, affection, and admiration. White camellias symbolize adoration and purity, pink camellias symbolize a longing for someone and are given to someone who is missed, whilst red camellias symbolize love, passion, and deep desire.