This is an attractive antique 19th century Staffordshire figurine, and it dates to around the 1880s.
The figurine takes the form of a pretty Shepherdess. She has been out in the field looking after her sheep. One little white and mottled tan lamb is lying at the base of the slender tree trunk. She wears a large sun hat with feathered pink and green plumes. She wears a white full skirt with a stipped decorative pattern - and has a cobalt blue (underglaze) jacket on top. Her shoulders and arms are draped in a striped shawl. Check out her slender waist!
She carried under one arm a large yellow coloured bucket or pail - this is open and you could fill the figurine with some water and perhaps use as a little jug or posy vase - it is quite unusual to find one where the bucket section is open.
This is a pretty example and is in good condition with no damages. The blue of her jacket is very reflective and any white marks on my photographs of this area are not issues with the figure - but are just reflections. She is, of course, a genuine antique 19th century example, and is being sold as such.
Dimensions: Height is 9 1/4 inches. The width is 4 inches and the Depth is 2 1/2 inches.
UK Posting Only - she will cost £4.95 to post to you with Royal Mail Tracked Parcels.