When the fashion for the superb Derby biscuit (unglazed and left in the white) porcelain figures began in the mid-1770s, many of the earlier models were issued in the new biscuit form, showing off to perfection the extraordinary detail in the modeling. Glazing tends to obscure these minute details, but in the unglazed biscuit figures the tiny decorative touches such as buttons and ribbons show up very distinctly. This figure shows that typical minute detailing wonderfully and is also commended by the fact that it is in superb condition, missing only a leaf tip and portions of one ribbon. The number 20 incised on the bottom indicates the number of this model in the factory records. A joy to behold.

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Antique Derby Biscuit Porcelain Figure of a Boy Holding Flowers c.1785.


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