A pair of Derby porcelain style figurines of a young girl teasing a young crying boy, with his ball. These figurines are based upon the 18th century Derby porcelain figures of circa 1765. However, this pair are antique 19th century hard paste porcelain, and were probably made by the French porcelain factory of Edme Samson of Paris, in the late 19th century around 1890.
They are very well modelled, nicely painted and detailed, the figurines are each standing in front of a small tree trunk covered in flowers and leaves (bocage). They both have been very neatly hand enamelled. Her
with a peach and gilded apron, over a pink floral dress, white blouse and blue and floral gilt bodice. She is holding the young boy's black and red ball behind her back.
He is pleading with her to return his ball and has a purple bright floral and gilded apron over a blue and floral gilt frock coat and pink knee length breeches. They both are wearing black shoes with floral buckles.
They are each standing on rounded rococo gilt scrolled bases that have been painted in a naturalistic green and brown earth design.
The figurines each stand approximately 7 inches or 18 cms
high and the base is approximately 3 inches in diameter. They weigh a total of 822 grammes
There is free international postage with these items.
The figures are in good antique condition with some minor losses to the bocage, on the boy figurine one branch has been broken and re-stuck, She has lost the
ends of her right thumb and forefinger and has a tiny chip to the front of her apron. The bases have had what appears to have been a Derby crown mark removed with sand paper. Please see the images.