Beautifully decorative pair of Victorian Staffordshire Dogs, a Pair, in a stunning color of red and white. One of the spaniels is seated on a barrel, this is a more rare to find figure, and very collectable. Made in the mid 1800's, these 19th century dogs are in very good condition for there age. Staffordshire potters modeled their figures after Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, named for King Charles II of England who was constantly surrounded by these little dogs at court. Queen Victoria brought the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to prominence, her love for her own spaniels attracted the attention of Staffordshire potters in the mid-19th century.
Well made and very well painted, with the fine details you want to see in a pair of older spaniels. Their faces are expressive, and there are many small brushstrokes on their coats , indicative of the earlier quality pieces. Colors are vibrant, white, touched with iron red, black, light gold and green. Has a small vent hole in the back. Display on your mantel, or anywhere else, these two love to be surrounded by leather books, fresh flowers and candle light to make your home cozy for the season. A fabulous addition to your collection.
- Measures 6" x 2-1/2" x 8-5/8"h.