Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Pair Staffordshire spaniels on gilt decorated bases

Victorian, circa 1860. Tallest is 8.1ins high, 6.7ins wide, 4.7ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire figures which feature a spaniel, seated on a shaped base. Russet and white version. Dull gilt base line and embellishment.

Decorated mainly to the front.

Vent hole to the underside.

Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 2, by A.& N. Harding, page 190, figure 2528/2529.


Right facing: Generally good.

KILN EFFECTS: glaze pops to the upper base and base rim;

glaze accumulation to the base at reverse;

notable crazing (more pronounced than other dog).

RESTORATION: Retouched flakes to russet markings.

Retouched flakes to bridge of nose

and top of spaniel's left ear.

Filled chips to inside of base edge.

Left facing: Generally good.

Some wear to dog's head

and base.

Slight rubbing to gilt.

KILN EFFECTS: kiln soot caught in the glaze to the dog's back

and base;

small firing pits to spaniel's left ear

and muzzle.

RESTORATION: Retouched flakes to dog's face

and base.

Retouched flakes to russet markings.

Stabilised and retouched hairline to right front ankle.

Filled chips to base edge.

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