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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.

Condition

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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