|The Orange Girl|
Niderviller Pottery Factory
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Here’s another attractive French porcelain figure which, once, would have graced an elegant dining table in a wealthy household. She would have once been joined by similarly attired figures, but now, she stands alone.
With her pyramid of oranges supported on a tray, she’s clearly an orange seller. Given her station, however, she’s dressed quite well--in that fantastical way in which peasants were portrayed in these figure.
This is the work of the Niderviller Pottery and Porcelain Factory, dating somewhere between 1770 and 1784.