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Minton Parian porcelain antique figurine statue of a young woman holding a bird or dove symbolic of kindness & innocence circa 1845 29.5 cm H 1 kg


An antique Minton white Parian porcelain figurine of a young woman holding a bird symbolic of kindness and innocence circa 1845 29.5 cm high 1 kg in weight some collectors may refer to this as biscuit or bisque porcelain.Click the image to enlarge
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Minton Parian porcelain antique figurine statue of a young woman holding a bird or dove symbolic of kindness & innocence circa 1845 29.5 cm H 1 kg


A lovely parian porcelain figurine of a young woman holding a bird, which is probably a dove, the symbolism is that of love, kindness, peace and harmony and often is see as a symbol of innocence. This attractive, highly decorative and very collectable antique English parian figurine is beautifully modelled of a young woman in a long off the shoulder peplum dress with short puff sleeves, in a style very fashionable circa 1840. Her hair is in a a bow bun on the top of her head that some people may describe as a chignon. Some collectors may refer to this type of figurine as biscuit or bisque porcelain.

This super parian porcelain figure of a young woman stands on a moulded round base with ferns and leaves, the side of the base has a moulded circular chain loop decoration.   She is modelled standing holding her dress up with her right hand and the bird held to her chest in her left hand. It has fantastic modelling with superb crisp detail down to the edging on her bodice. 

Although this figurine is unmarked it was probably made by Minton of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. We think that it dates to around 1845, during the reign of Queen Victoria in the mid nineteenth century. The base is unmarked other than the potter's model makers mark, technically known a repairer's mark of 5 dots which is common on Minton pieces. (Ref 1) .

This is a great item for any collector of antique statuary parian porcelain, biscuit porcelain figurines, for a period or a contemporary home.

Condition
The condition is very good with a very minor frit mark to her right shoulder, the tip of the birds left wing has been broken off and lost, subsequently restored. No other chips, cracks, nor restoration.

Height 11 3/4 inches or 29.5 cm high
Base diameter 5 inches 12.7 cm
Weight 1034 grammes unpacked.

Free UK Postage with this item international shipping at cost.

References
See Page 17 of Minton Pottery and Porcelain of the First Period by Geoffrey A Godden.



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