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 a young boy sitting astride a large bass drum while holding a cymbal in one hand and trumpet in the other. The box is patterned after a fireplace with impressive winged griffins on either side, open fire box and large mirror frame. The piece measures 3" long, 2 1/4" wide and 4 3/8" high. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; the gold gilt trim shows expected wear for its age.