Pair Staffordshire children seated on dogs
Victorian, circa 1850. Tallest is 5.9ins high, 5.5ins wide, 2.8ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire porcellaneous figures with a childhood theme which feature a boy and girl each on the back of a dog, seated on a shaped base. Multi-coloured with underglaze blue version. Dull gilt base line and embellishment.
Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.
Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 2, by A.& N. Harding, page 152, figure 2273/2274.
Right facing: Good. No restoration. A few paint losses to shoes.
Slight rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: shrinkage lines to the dog's head at reverse and a couple to the ground at the reverse;
firing hole to base edge.
Left facing: Generally good. Slight rubbing to gilt.
Slight wear to the dog's tail.
KILN EFFECTS: staining to the dog's neck and reverse.
RESTORATION: Stabilised and retouched hairline to her chest and shoulder.
Filled chips to the brim of her hat.
Her left foot has been remodelled.
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