Offered is a fantastic English porcelain figurine from the late 18th or early 19th century. Featured is a man seated appearing to be in a conversation or possibly giving us his philosophy. Underneath him is a basket on its side with flowers pouring out. The chair as well as flowers at his feet can be seen,all on a roccoco style base. This is in unusually good condition. The only chip I can see is a small nick to one of the flowers from the basket. Even the hands and fingers which are almost always broken or restored are totally intact. The base is beautifully molded. The enameled colors are correct for the period and the gilding is correct. A great figurine in hardly seen condition.
Dimensions: Height is 6 1/2". The diameter of the base is 3 5/8" to 3 3/4".
Condition: Excellent. There are no chips other than noted above and no cracks and there is no restoration that I can see. The glaze is smooth and unworn, the enamel is unworn, and the gilding is good with a slight amount of wear to the high points of the molding on the base but does not detract from the appearance.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing flaw or repair. While this is normal and to be expected, I note any known issues in the condition description.
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18th and 19th Century English Porcelain, Transferware, Pearlware and Other Interesting Pottery
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