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
Slight rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: kiln soot caught in the glaze to the dog's back
small firing pits to spaniel's left ear
RESTORATION: Retouched flakes to dog's face
Retouched flakes to russet markings.
Stabilised and retouched hairline to right front ankle.