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Figure. Britannia. Derby Porcelain Factory, Derbyshire. William Duesbury & Co., proprietor. The base is approximately circular with a rococo scrolled and pierced front edge, and rises up at the back into a broad tree trunk with two branches bearing flowers and foliage on the figure’s left. Britannia stands with her left foot slightly advanced, her head turned a little to her right as she looks towards her raised right hand. Her left arm is a little behind her, the hand supporting an oval shield charged with red crosses of St George and St Andrew, which rests on the head of a lion. She has long, pale brown hair, tied back, and a cap with three white feathers at the front and a red underside to the peak. She wears a white dress with a puce floral pattern, pink cuffs, and pink drape round the neckline, a gilt scale cuirass, a white and turquoise shawl draped over her right shoulder and arm, and black sandals with a gold button on top. On the figure’s right a pink flag with a Union Jack in the top corner projects from the tree trunk. On the base there is a pale blue canon mouth, two pale blue canon balls of different sizes, a sword with a black scabbard with green wreath resting on it, and a white trumpet. The edge is picked out in turquoise and gold. Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in pale blue, turquoise, green, flesh pink, pink, puce, red, pale brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The unglazed underside has been ground flat, and has three patch marks, and a large circular central ventilation hole. Height, whole, 26 cm, width, whole, 12.8 cm, circa 1765. Rococo.