Gorgeous large figural group from the Vienna porcelain manufactory depicting a mother tending to her son as he goes to bed. A lovely white rocking cot is set on a moulded gilded base. The little boy is finely dressed with a harlequin doll on his lap and a rattle in his hand. A piled up eiderdown is rucked up behind him and a toy drum on the floor on a blanket behind the cot. His mother in a pretty green and white striped dress with lilac hat puts her arm around his shoulder probably encouraging him to say goodnight. Lovely detailed modelling and decoration and lots of gilded highlighting.
Marked to base with impressed bindenschild mark, impressed mark 38 for the moulder or turner and 853 dating for 1853.
It measures 8" high, 8" wide and 6" deep.
Condition is very good but with a little damage, there is a hairline across the mother's chest and through the white bedding beneath. One of the bedposts on the cot is missing and there may have been some restoration to the top of the headboard. A very small chip to the underside of the hat rim and another to the underside of the mother's skirt.