This is a great item for popping on top of the mantlepiece of an antique fireplace in a Victorian interior. The flatback figurine is designed to be seen set against a wall - the front is decorated but the back is left plain as you would not see this when it is on show.
This is a genuine 19th Century Victorian example, It looks just lovely on display - it is full of rustic charm. The colours are detailing are typical of these rural figurines which were produced in the 1870s.
Everyday rural life was a popular subject at this time. They were made - not for more wealthy collectors of fine porcelain models - but for display in farmhouses and field worker's cottages. The subject produced were often subjects that reflected their own lifestyle. They capture a way of rural life - which was common in the 19th and early 20th centuries - but now has almost gone.
This figurine is of a diminutive size - and is a more unusual one. It is more of a little tableau that shows a man in a kilt and a wee lady wearing a pink jacket standing next to an arching bough. There is textured bocage on the tree-top. Below, is a square-built bridge over a stream - a little swan paddles in the water.
It dates to the later 19th century - and like all my Staffordshire figurines listed in my Iconic Edinburgh online shop, it is a genuine antique piece and NOT a modern reproduction.
Dimensions:- it is 7 inches in height and 4 3/4 inches wide - with a depth of 2 1/4 inches.
Unpacked it is 500 grams. It has no damages or restorations. There is a minute firing crack to the front of the little lady's leg - in the making but that is the only issue.
UK Posting Only - this will be £4.95 with tracked Royal Mail and applied at checkout.