Finely modeled and painted Herend porcelain figurine celebrating Dyngus Day, a traditional festivity celebrated in eastern European countries as well as their communities in the diaspora. It takes place the Monday after Easter, is believed to be of Pagan origin and consists of several rituals including young men throwing water at young, single women. The figurine is signed on the side of the base with the name of Hungarian sculptor Markup Béla (1873-1945). It is marked on the underside with a blue Herend mark, a small incised HEREND in capital letters and numbered 5553 with a 3 underneath. This is a heavy and substantial piece weighing about 3 1/4 lbs. unpacked. In excellent condition as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 10 1/4" high by 8 1/8" by 5 1/4" oval base approximately.