This is a highly decorative piece of Victorian ceramics which dates to about 1860.
It is a very detailed and well-executed Staffordshire figurine or figure group.
It is certainly most intricate in design and detail for this type of figurine.
It shows dandy gentleman standing on a raised rocky landscape to the right. He is out in the country shooting game birds. He leans on the barrel of his shotgun. He wears a big feathered bonnet with pink and green ostrich plumes - and has a pink half-length cape with orange lining. He has a fancy shirt and waistcoat below - and on top wears an inky blue and gold gilt jacket.
He wears white breeches, plaid stockings and black shoes. Nearby - is his black and white hunting hound who has just retrieved a pheasant. Below and to the left is a little girl - she has auburn hair. Her costume consists of a large white ruff, a navy blue jacket and salmon pink dress. She holds her straw hat - and also wears plaid socks and tiny black shoes.
It is a fine model with no damages or losses. There are little areas of bocage here and there - generally in good condition and without losses.
The back of the figurine is undecorated (except for a pink patch which represents the man's cape). It has an airhole vent towards the bottom and the main glaze is covered with a fine random network of craquelure - commensurate with age.
This is a lovely rural scene - and suitable for a country cottage.
The composition is a much rarer one - I have seen similar versions of this model - but these do not have the dog or game bird included in the composition. It is listed at a very good price.
Dimensions: Height is 11 1/4 inches. The width at the widest is 5 1/2 inches. The depth is 4 inches.
It is 850 grams in weight - and the parcel would weigh 2 kg when all packed up. So I would be able to post this outside of the UK.