Everything you could wish for in a Derby porcelain figure~ this very early example dates from about 1806 as evidenced by its iron (ferric oxide) orange hand painted signature. This early Duesbury mark puts its manufacture on the threshold of the Bloor period which began after Robert Bloor purchased the works in 1810.
Originally offered in sets consisting of lady and gentleman musicians seated in elaborately upholstered chairs, these polychrome figures were loosely based upon Meissen models. The lady in her deep fuchsia, gold gilt and floral gown plays a mandolin as her spaniel dog sits upon her lap.
Condition of this figurine is excellent. Gold gilding is about 90% intact; which is rather amazing considering the early date of manufacture. No damage or restoration. Height is approximately 6.25" x 3.25" deep x 2.125" wide.
If you love early Derby or English porcelain examples~ this is a solid pick.
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