Beautifully decorative Victorian Staffordshire Dog, in a stunning color of brick red and white. A well formed and well painted dog, a more rare to find fully round figure, and very collectable. Made in the mid 1800's, in very good condition for her 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.
The fine details you want to see in an older spaniel. Her face is expressive, and there are many small brushstrokes on her coat, indicative of a better quality piece. Colors are vibrant, white, touched with iron red, black, light gold, yellow and grey. She wears a gilt collar and a lock. Has a small vent hole in the bottom. Display on your mantel, or anywhere else, she loves to be surrounded by other dogs, leather books, fresh flowers and candle light to make your home cozy for the season. A fabulous addition to your collection.
- Measures 5-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 7-1/2"h.