Here is a fascinating creamware figure of a well-dressed young man wearing either: 1) a high neck scarf or 2) a cast to heal his broken neck! Well, it’s probably not a cast, but that scarf does look a bit tight and constricting. His hand is on his heart, so he must be saying something heartfelt and sincere—probably a profession of love. The gentleman is five and a quarter inches tall, and his face and hands are hand-detailed quite a bit more delicately than the rest of him. In a way he reminds me of Este figures from Italy, but there’s no mark, and identification is mostly guesswork. The fingers on his left hand are chipped, and his outstretched boot is a good replacement, with other minor surface flaws, as usual with delicate creamware. Any suggestions about the factory that made him would be appreciated.
A warm welcome! Please consider all our offerings, and feel free to inquire about more information. We’re always buying, so let us know if you have early porcelain items to sell.
French or Italian (Este?) Creamware Figure of a Seated Gentleman C1790 Antique Pottery