A gorgeous and RARE French porcelain figurine depicting a circus monkey riding a dog! This figurine is masterfully detailed, beautifully hand painted in tiny brushstrokes in an array of bright, bold colors. Quite a charming piece and subject matter, this figurine holds both a touch of whimsy and comical innocence! Just one of a set of four circus monkeys astride furry companions, only found here at The Antique Boutique!
Dressed in bright shades of pink, purple and aqua blue with a Chinoiserie-motif, the monkey sits perched atop a pair of yellow baskets. A flute or type of baton in hand, our monkey friend appears to share a smile and a whimsical expression. The hound dog, clad in a wide black collar edged with gilt trimming, wears a particularly adorable yet serene countenance.
Applied porcelain flowers and foliate adorn the base. Marked with a pair of crossed arrows between Porcelaine de Paris and Made in France for Bourdois & Bloch, founded in 1887 in Paris. Piece measures 6" tall x 6 1/8" in length.