A good pearlware figure group of the Sailor's Return painted in overglaze enamels, c.1820.
It measures 22.3cm (8 3/4") high, 13.3cm (5 1/4") wide and 10.5cm (4 1/8") deep.
Condition is good but there has been some professional restoration to the girl's neck, the sailor's left arm, his right lapel and bottom of his coat jacket. There has also been some overpainting to his black tie and in some places to the blue suit, only really detectable under a UV light. There would also have been a small bocage which has been lost and tidied up to appear as a tree stump. There are also some chips to the red base to the back right corner and some fritting and small chips running along the back edge of the base. Some light handling wear in places.