Antique Pair of Staffordshire Dogs Glazed Porcelain Sitting Spaniels Burnt Orange Coloring
Description: A beautiful pair of antique Staffordshire glazed porcelain sitting Spaniels. The two dogs are white in color with splashes of burnt orange on the white background. They are both wearing a golden collar. Both Spaniels are sitting on their hind legs with their front legs fully stretched. They are both hollow and have a hole in the base to allow the moisture to escape when the dogs were fired in the kiln. They have black noses and eyes. The dogs are typical Staffordshire pottery dogs in a typical pose. They are relatively small in size, but are truly very nice. It is our opinion that the pair did not start life together instead they are a married couple and one is slightly smaller than the other and has less crazing to the glaze. Be that as it may, this is still a great pair of dog figurines that have been around for over 100 years and would make a great addition to your collection or use to decorate your house. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Ca. 1880-1910.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Made in England.
Size: Both pieces measure ~ 3 7/8" high, with the base on the one dog being ~3" by 2" while the other's base measures ~2 7/8" by ~2 1/8". Both pieces together weigh almost 9 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice pair of antique pottery figurines of a great dog to add to your collection. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of the figurine. Condition: The figurines are in good condition. They have no breaks, no chips, and no repairs. It is our opinion that the pair did not start life together instead they are a married couple and differ in size slightly with one having less crazing to the glaze. Both pieces have general crazing of the glaze, and some of the usual errors you see in Staffordshire pottery such as pops, slubs, and areas where the glaze did not flow completely. These two figures have an unusually low number of such issues making them very nice. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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