A charming Staffordshire pearlware model of a putto holding a basket of flowers modelled in the style of the 18th century Derby putti. Set on a square base with shaped mound of grass and applied flowers with miniature bocage. c.1800
It measures 10cm (4") high and 4.2cm (1 1/8") wide across the base.
Condition is good with no damage or restoration to the figure but there are some paint/glaze losses, mainly to an area to the top and back of the head and the basket but a few other small losses dotted about. There have been chips to the flower in his headdress and the front one in the basket. There is a chip to the base foot at the back and another glaze loss to the edge of the back corner.