Blush Ivory Earthenware Figurine Boy with Baskets Royal Dux Style Antique c 1900
A Royal Dux style blush ivory figurine of a young boy with two large baskets, painted in matt muted colours. The style and colouring of the figurine was popular in the late 19th to early 20th century and this type of figure was made by a number of factories including Royal Dux of Bohemia and James Hadley of Worcester England.
The figurine of a boy or young man wearing a knee length breeches, spats, a jacket over a cream shirt held at the neck with a turquoise coloured scarf or neckerchief.
This figurine which is made of earthenware, does not carry a makers mark although it is impressed with three sets of numbers, 88, 69, 44. The maker is currently unknown. We think that it is probably continental European, as he has a mid European type hat a cross between a Šajkača and a ushanka.
The figurine stands 10 1/2 inches (26 cm) high, 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) wide , 4 inches (10 cm) deep and weighs 509 grammes unpacked
It is in good antique condition, the tip of his right shoe has been repaired. some wear to the paint on the sides of his hat, a tiny chip to the rim of his lower basket. Please see the images. This is a good looking decorative figure to add to any collection or interior.