This is an attractive piece of Victorian ceramics that dates to about the middle / second half of the 19th Century.
This is a decorative flatback spill vase, that you would have put on your mantlepiece or in the kitchen and you would have popped long tapers or spills to light lamps and fires etc into. The spill container takes the form of a tree stump to the center - and which is painted with a bright orange interior.
The model shows an episode from a popular European fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. A young girl is seated on a bank in a woodland. She is on her way to visit her Granny in her cottage and has some treats to give her in the little basket on her arm. She talks a break on her long walk and sits under the tree. She pulls her red cloak around her. She seems to be oblivious to the wolf creeping up on her from the left. The spill vase section is formed from the treen trunk which is painted a bright orange shade inside.
It is in fine antique condition. There was a little flaw to the wolf's front ear in the making. When the model was removed from the mould - the very tip of the ear was left in the mould. This has now been restored so that the figure display's well. This little restoration work has been taken into account with the pricing.
The model measures: just over 10 inches in height by 6 inches wide, and is a nice size for display in a modern interior.
UK POSTAGE ONLY. This will cost £4.95 with the Royal Mail.