Vintage Hand Painted Bisque Porcelain Figurine, Man In A Frock Coat, Maruri Japan
One of the fun things about selling these items is I am constantly learning new things and today's lesson is bisque porcelain.
"Biscuit porcelain, bisque porcelain or bisque is unglazed, white porcelain treated as a final product, with a matte appearance and texture to the touch. It has been widely used in European pottery, mainly for sculptural and decorative objects that are not tableware and so do not need a glaze for protection." Biscuit Procelain - Wilipedia
This hand-painted gentleman stands 7 inches high and has the Maruri, Japan manufacturer marks on the bottom. From my research this makes it a mid-century figurine. Whatever the case, this retro home decor item is a perfect addition to your home or as a gift for that collector you know. In excellent condition with no chips or crazing.