This is a humorous bisque fairing figurine that features a naughty husband who, per the wording on the front bottom, has come home at one o'clock in the morning. As you can see, his wife is not happy and has him bent over the bed and being spanked with what is in her hand, perhaps a shoe or slipper. It is marked on the underside with a faint impressed mark, which is difficult to make out, as you can see in the photos, but looks like a number below another mark. I do believe it was made in Germany, as most fairings were once Conta and Boehme had achieved a large market share in the production of these that no other firm could seem to compete with. It is 3.5 inches wide, 2.25 inches deep and almost 3.5 inches high. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks. repairs or crazing and the decoration is in nice shape as well.
Fairings, as they are often called, were small figurines, trinket boxes, match strikers or decorative porcelain pieces such as this one that were purchased or given as prizes at fairs during the Victorian era. They often featured humorous scenes, such as this one, but also domestic and political ones as well, and often with captions like you see on this one.
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