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, miniature ring or trinket box features a lid adorned with 3-dimensional setting of two colorful pigeons with their nest containing two eggs. The pigeons are white with blue and red heads, wings and tails. The box measures 2 1/8" long, 1 1/2" wide and 2" high. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; the gold gilt trim shows expected wear for its age.