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German Porcelain Victorian Larger Fairing c1880

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This particular fairing features a victorian woman in a ornately decorated viewing box as though she is enjoying a performance of some kind. Marked Germany 18409.

No cracks , chips or breaks.

Measures 3 3/4 inches tall and 2 inches wide.

Victorian fairings are small porcelain ornaments, often incorporating figures, ranging from about three inches (7.5 cm) to about five inches (12.5 cm) in height, and depict a variety of scenes, humorous, political or domestic. The ornament almost always incorporates a base and many fairings have a caption describing the scene or making some point inscribed on that base. Although the majority of fairings are simply decorative, they were occasionally made in the form of pinboxes, matchstrikers or holders for watches or small mirrors.

China fairings are so named because they were given away as prizes at fairs in the Victorian era, in much the same way that we would win a tacky stuffed toy at a fair today, although some were manufactured simply for sale. They first started appearing in the middle of the nineteenth century and remained popular until the start of the First World War.

Genuine fairings are now keenly sought by serious collectors.

If you are located outside of the US and interested in this or any of my items please message me and include your country and postal zip code and I will get a shipping quote to you as soon as possible. Thanks for shopping!
This particular fairing features a victorian woman in a ornately decorated viewing box as though she is enjoying a performance of some kind. Marked Germany 18409.

No cracks , chips or breaks.

Measures 3 3/4 inches tall and 2 inches wide.

Victorian fairings are small porcelain ornaments, often incorporating figures, ranging from about three inches (7.5 cm) to about five inches (12.5 cm) in height, and depict a variety of scenes, humorous, political or domestic. The ornament almost always incorporates a base and many fairings have a caption describing the scene or making some point inscribed on that base. Although the majority of fairings are simply decorative, they were occasionally made in the form of pinboxes, matchstrikers or holders for watches or small mirrors.

China fairings are so named because they were given away as prizes at fairs in the Victorian era, in much the same way that we would win a tacky stuffed toy at a fair today, although some were manufactured simply for sale. They first started appearing in the middle of the nineteenth century and remained popular until the start of the First World War.

Genuine fairings are now keenly sought by serious collectors.

If you are located outside of the US and interested in this or any of my items please message me and include your country and postal zip code and I will get a shipping quote to you as soon as possible. Thanks for shopping!

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(549)
Reviewed by Christine Baukus
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 19, 2018
Great service. Wonderful shop! Thank you very much!
Antique Sterling Souvenir Spoon, Turn of the Century, Atlantic City, Oyster Shell, Crab, Fishing, 1900

Reviewed by Nancy Wurzel
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 13, 2018
Thanks for the quick shipment and beautiful spoon! Happy to have it.
Antique Sterling Souvenir Spoon,Abraham Lincoln, In God We Trust, Eagle, Globe, US Flag, American Indian, Bows and Arrows, Canons, 1900

Reviewed by lynns206
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 12, 2018
Great little soldiers to add to my collection—super fast shipping!!!
Christmas Ornaments, Russian, Soldiers, Nutcrackers, Wood, Hand Painted, Miniature, Folk Art

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For international shipping please message us with your country and postal zip code and we will give you a shipping quote. Once you agree on terms we will make a reserved listing for you. Customs forms will be filled out and item shipped. Tracking numbers will be provided.

If you are located outside of the U.S. and have any questions or requests that will make your shopping experience better please feel free to message us and we will provide any necessary information you need.
SmallFavorites uses USPS in most cases. Our shipping charges are based on what they charge. Some items are shipped Priority and some First Class. More expensive items are usually insured. If you are interested in an item and want to make sure it will be insured you may want to message me before purchasing it so I can adjust the postage if necessary.

We usually ship within three days of purchase.

For expedited shipping please message before purchasing and we will find out what it will cost and make a reserved listing for you with the shipping adjusted.

Once shipped we will send notification with tracking number if applicable.

For international shipping please message us with your country and postal zip code and we will give you a shipping quote. Once you agree on terms we will make a reserved listing for you. Customs forms will be filled out and item shipped. Tracking numbers will be provided.

If you are located outside of the U.S. and have any questions or requests that will make your shopping experience better please feel free to message us and we will provide any necessary information you need.

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We try to thoroughly research our vintage items and provide good photos and descriptions and price them fairly.

Any unusual request can be messaged to us and we will try our best to work with you with any questions or requests.

German Porcelain Victorian Larger Fairing c1880

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: china, porcelain, bisque
  • Feedback: 549 reviews
  • Favorited by: 11 people
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