Sweet miniature Staffordshire figure, circa fourth quarter of the 19th Century.
The figure is in white, with a high gloss glaze. The modelling is quite fine, with excellent detail in the face and the apparel. The figure is of an attractive young woman dressed in a bustle dress that looks typical of fashion prints from the 1870s through 1880s, so most likely that is when the piece was made.
The figure was cast in a two piece mold, with the mold lines visible. The condition is excellent, with one shallow chip on the bottom rim that is barely visible when the figure is standing. There are several small areas of discoloration which are probably kiln burns.
About 4" high.
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