Antique porcelain figurine, France, golden anchor mark, early 19th century.
Stunning antique polychrome painted figurine of a young shepherd playing his flute. He is dressed in garb highly reminiscent of 19th century Austrian ware.
German porcelain legends Meissen have produced many similar works, and even the finest British porcelain firms would take note of the work of their continental cousins.
This is a pseudo-Chelsea piece, produced in France. Chelsea porcelain manufactory, the first important porcelain manufactory in England, was established around 1743–45 and operated independently until 1770, when it was merged with Derby porcelain. French firms such as Samson would often work on such imitations of British porcelain.
Excellent antique condition, please carefully regard all photos.
13.8 cm in height
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