This is a very attractive Victorian Staffordshire figurine, which dates to about the 1880s.
It is a genuine 19th Century example and in excellent condition.
It shows Scottish Fishwife.
It is a nice larger example for display - and she measures 13 1/2 inches in height.
The model shows a fishwife who is preparing to go out and sell a catch of fish - she shows these off in a shallow pale yellow basket - which she holds out in front of her. There are little "silver darlings" - or herrings all set out in her basket.
To the left-hand side is the abstracted form of a yellow fishing net.
The fishwife wears a bonnet to cover her long brown hair - it is tied under her neck by a ribbon - she has a full skirt with petticoats and aprons - and she has a lace up bodice.
There are remnants of gold gilt highlights all over.
Little air vent to the back to the top of the wall section.
The base is completely sealed.
It has a good bit of weight to it - most definitely an antique issue - and NOT some sub-standard modern reproduction.
Weight: 1.4 kg
UK posting only with this one - sorry XX
Location code: STAFF 19/5