Pair Staffordshire pottery Spaniels, of large size, c. 1840.
An exceptionally fine, and large pair of Staffordshire pottery Spaniels, c.1840. Both seated dogs, with separate front legs, and broad backsides. Finely moulded hair, and painted with liver red spots, feathered at the edges. Having yellow eyes, grey paws, pink muzzles, and wearing gilt chains, with lockets.
All beneath a deep pearl ware glaze, with pooling in the recesses of the moulded hair.
See ‘A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs’, Clive Mason Pope, Fig.42, P.97, for a similar, but in my opinion, inferior pair.
Height: 31 cm, 12 1/4”.
Width: 24.5 cm, 9 5/8”
Depth: 18.5 cm, 7 1/4”.
Condition: Typical minor wear to the overglaze enamels. No damage. No restoration.