Beautiful antique porcelain figurine of a lady holding a basket, in which is stored a collection of flowers. Very reminiscent of the French "Autumn" figurine motif. Samson ware, pseudo-marked to Derby. Dated to the 19th century. Produced by Samson, Edmé et Cie of Paris, figurines such as these bear pseudo marks as Samson began his career by making service and set piece replacements in the late 1830s.
At this point in their early history, before Samson became a name in and of itself, such reproductions were their top-of-the-line goods. The true magnificence of Samson emerges when a Derby replica becomes more valuable than the original. In art, It is well known that in the midst of the 19th century, the moment came when Samson replicas surpassed their models. "Great men, the most original", as American painted John Sloan said, "borrowed from everybody". And Samson's borrowing from the finest British porcelain cemented their position in art porcelain history.
Even if placed by the original, it would be difficult to see which is which, the quality is that unmatched. The condition is magnificent, and the figure and colours themselves have been preserved in a fantastic state. If you take a magnifying glass, you can see some losses on the leaves and that's it.
At the back, where the basket joins the girl's body there is a small firing defect. Please carefully regard all photos. 17.5 cm in height 346 g. Item will be sent fully tracked and insured. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Figurines".
The seller is "popugai" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.