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 and it is certainly a rarer and harder to find model.
It looks just lovely on display - and has no obvious damages when seen from the front - with fine modelling of all the details of the scene and lovely complete colouring. Sadly - when turned to the back there are a number of very old firing cracks or hairlines - these are not of a recent date and all are stable and will no get worse. But sadly - the back is not as smart looking as it should be. You often find these issues with this old figurines.
Given the condition issues (see photographs) - I have substantially reduced the price of this fine model.
You do not find this particular model offered that often. The figurine shows a man and woman standing in front of a pale grey gate or fence. They have been out gathering grapes. They carry baskets which overflow with fruiting vines. The gentleman carries his basket on his hip - and the lady carries her heavy basket on top of her head. I love their pretty costumes in orange, pink and blue - a very attractive and beautifully modelled example 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.
This one is a fine larger size - it is 10 inches in height and 7 inches wide - with a depth of 2 1/2 inches.
Unpacked it is 900 grams.
If this one had been perfect with no fine cracking to the back - I would have listed this rare model for around the £145 mark. As mentioned - this is reduced drastically in price due to this - and I am selling at £45. It is a rarer one and still displays really well.