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A Derby group

Literature:
See P Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures, for a similar group in the Victoria and Albert Museum

A Derby 'shoe-black' group, the gallant standing, wearing a blue and gilt coat, patterned waistcoat and striped breeches, the servant girl kneeling at his feet, polishing his right shoe, before a tree-stump, on flower applied mound base, with a pierced gilt scroll band, 6 3/4" high, circa 1820, crowned crossed batons mark in red and incised No 81



A Derby group