Pair Staffordshire Pearlware dogs
Victorian, circa 1840. Tallest is 6.3ins high, 5.3ins wide, 2.4ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire pearlware figures which feature a dog, seated on a shaped base.
Black and white version.
Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.
Book reference not found.
CONDITION: Right facing: Good.
Small flake to dog's tail.
KILN EFFECTS: patchy glaze application to the green glaze on the base;
flecks of stray coloured glaze to the dog's body;
shrinkage line along the mold join to the dog's back.
RESTORATION: Stabilised and retouched hairlines and flakes to base (one hairline still slightly visible).
Left facing: Good.
KILN EFFECTS: notable crazing;
shrinkage crack to under the dog's chin;
a speck of kiln grit caught in the glaze to base at reverse;
flecks of stray coloured glaze to the dog's body.
RESTORATION: Stabilised and retouched shrinkage lines and flakes to dog's chest,
left front leg
Retouched flake to dog's nose and head.
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