Pair Staffordshire dog spill vases, c. 1860.
Pair of Staffordshire pottery quill holder spill vases, c. 1860. Well modelled as two dogs, wearing gilt collars, and painted with liver coloured spots, standing before tree trunks, which form the spill vases. Set upon underglaze, cobalt blue mound bases, both of which have an aperture, to hold a quill.
A single gilt line to both bases.
Height: 10.7 cm, 4 1/8”.
Width: 7.2 cm, 2 3/4”.
Depth: 5.5 cm, 2 1/4”.
Condition: Slight wear to the overglaze enamels. Firing crack to one rear leg. No restoration.