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An attractive Copeland Parian figure of the nymph Sabrina modelled seated on a rock in a stream with fish swimming among water plants, and a shell at her feet. Sculpted by W Calder Marshall and dating from c1850. Impressed marks to the back 'Marshall Fect' and 'COPELAND'. Copeland showed this figure at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
This figure is illustrated in the Parian Phenomenon” page 143 figure 496 and in Robert Copeland’s book “Parian - Copeland’s Statuary Porcelain” page 175 fig S150.
Sabrina is a character in John Milton's poem Comus.
Height 30cm (12").
This figure is in very good condition. There are two or three tiny nicks to the bottom front and a small chip to the left-hand bottom edge of her shawl.