So isn't she absolutely stunningly gorgeous? She is also quite rare, so don't expect a sighting on eBay at any time! A picture can't do this figure justice. At 9" high, it has great presence and an amazing dimensionality. The modeling is superb--just look at those arms. The enamels are dazzling, the painting is particularly meticulous. Aside from this example, I have only seen one other. Also, one is pictured in Earle, and on the front is painted THE GODESS OF TRUTH. I fuzzily recall one in an old Christie's catalogue, but then it may be one of the already-mentioned examples.
Our Staffordshire figure is pearlware, made around1790, probably by Enoch Wood either just before or during his partnership with James Caldwell. Do I know this for certain? No. Mere instinct based on seeing other Enoch Wood figures. Incredibly, this figure is perfect. Tiny chip to the edge of the mirror and that's it. Perfect survival after 200 plus years. A collector's dream.
I am uncertain of the design source for this figure. I seem to recall seeing a similar porcelain representation of Truth in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. I do wish I could pop in and check. So if you happen to go to that museum, please look in the porcelain cases in the upstairs hallway and let me know. Meanwhile, I shall keep searching. Eventually, the truth will be revealed!