Probably produced in Germany early in the 20th century, the bisque girl in her beautiful pastel pink and blue outfit is holding a tray of fish. The outfit suggests she may be a kitchen maid. On either side are tall baskets to hold spills or matches.
The piece is in excellent condition with no loss of the soft unglazed colors and gilt. The white porcelain is not stained. It measures 6" high, 4 1/2" wide and 2" deep.
A spill vase is a small vase resembling a bud vase. It was usually kept on the mantle (fireplace) It was filled with rolled paper or very thin wood sticks (Spill) which where used to transfer fire from the fireplace to candles, lamps or a gentleman's cigar, matches being costly.
Item ID: Bisque Fish Girl Spill Vase