19th Century PARIAN Figure of a Youth in a "Sailor" type outfit. He has mutton chop sideburns [popular in the 1860s] and curly hair. He sits astride a barrel which holds the matches--the outside base has raised ridges for the strike. He may also be a spill vase, or spoon holder, but is more likely a match-holder/striker. Parian is unglazed porcelain and was used widely for figural groups in the 19th century. Unmarked, but probably English. Nice detail for such a small piece with an uncommon subject. Base measures approximately 2 1/8" X 3 1/4"; stands approximately 5 3/4" high. THIS ITEM WILL BE REMOVED FROM THIS SITE AT THE END OF THE SALE PERIOD MARCH 30, 2017.