This is a very attractive and harder to find Victorian Staffordshire figurine, which dates to about the 1860s.
It is a genuine 19th Century example and in excellent damage free condition.
It shows a lady with her donkey who carries a big bag or sack on his bag full of sand.
There is another bag on the ground beside her.
There is an embossed word in the foreground: SAND
It is nicely decorated with colours - these are original to the figure group.
The lady wears an orange dress - and has a white apron on top which are tiny hand painted sprigs of flowers on it. She wears a little white cap.
Each sand bag is pale yellow in colour. The donkey is grey with a black mane and a brown saddle.
The donkey's foreleg sticks out - and it is remarkable that it has survived intact with no damages or breaks.
Little air vent to the back on the donkey's shoulder.
Dimensions: overall width at the widest point is about 9 inches.
Height from base to top of lady's head is just over 8 inches.
Weight: 1.4 kg
UK posting only with this one - sorry XX