This is rare little figurine by Wedgwood & Co. Ltd - who were manufacturers of earthenware at Tunstall, England between 1860 and 1965.
Please note that the mark is not the one used by the more famous Josiah Wedgwood & Sons.
These charming figurines have an old unicorn mark to the base - and this was used around 1908.
The production of these little figurines by the company is quite rare - and especially such delightful ones.
The figure group shows two little children dressed in pale blue robes carrying on a tray a large barrel.
I would suspect that it might have been used originally as a little posy vase or perhaps as a table decoration or salt dish. It certainly would have appealed very much to an Edwardian audience.
It is in perfect condition with no damages.
It measures about 5 3/4 inches in height, with a width of about 5 1/2 inches and a depth of about 2 1/2 inches at the widest point.
The modelling of the figures is certainly very fine and all the colours have been hand-painted.
Each little child stands on an Art Nouveau style white base which is highlighted with gold.
My asking price for this little group is certainly a fair one, and indeed I have been as yet unable to find another quite like it - so certainly a rare survivor.
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