Figural fairings are small decorated nineteenth century hard-paste porcelain objects, largely figural groups and covered boxes. They were usually produced in England and Germany and sold at country fairs during the last half of he 1800's.
This lovely ring or trinket box features a lid adorned with 3-dimensional young boy and his black and white dog. The lid is adorned with attached white daisy-like blossoms, while the base is embossed with vine foliage. It measures 2 3/4" long, 2" wide and 2 1/2" high. Unmarked as to the maker. There are no cracks or repairs; several of the daisy flowers exhibit some damage; the boy is holding a stick in his right hand of which the tip is missing; the original paint and gilt shows some expected ware for its age