~ Pair Of Staffordshire Pottery Spaniels c1880’s ~
A nice pair of Victorian pottery spaniels from Staffordshire, possibly Minton considering the marks to the bases.
The dogs are in a typical seated position, hand painted in a brownish red upon white porcelain.
Although essentially a pair, the two figures do have some subtle differences in the width and colour of the muzzles and colour of the
feet. One is a fraction taller than the other also.
The figures are both marked to the underside, with a cross to one and two curved lines to the other which could be the date marks
used by Mintons for the years 1845 and 1849. This would make sense as the two figures have slight differences so were possibly
produced on different dates.
~ Dimensions ~
The spaniels stand at 22cm (8 ½ inches|) and together weigh 1.5 Kg.
~ Condition ~
Both have a little crazing of the glaze and the odd mark to the paintwork but still present very well.
One has a crack along the ‘spine’ of the dog, though the piece is still in sound condition.