of the Week on 17 November 2006
Pair Staffordshire children with Irish setters
Pair Staffordshire figures of a girl and boy both standing on a cushion in front of a large russet and white Irish setter. Front leg of each dog is molded free. Good creamy glaze with blue tinge. Vent hole to reverses. Painted mark to underneath of both. CONDITION: Girl: Good. No restoration. No hairlines. No chips. Minor paint losses to enamels. One flake to her nose. Gilt rubbed. Kiln effects: shrinkage crack around the front of foot rim, another above the dog's tail, and a couple to the top of his free molded leg, very minor kiln soot caught in the glaze to reverse. Boy: Good. No hairlines. No chips. Gilt rubbed. Kiln effects: over glazed shrinkage crack to foot rim. Shrinkage crack to mold line next to the dog's tail, and another in between the dog's front paws. Touch mark to the boy's chest. Repaired crack to the front, along the base. Retouching to the boy's hair.
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