Pair Staffordshire recumbent spaniels with children
Victorian, circa 1860. Tallest is 6.7ins high, 6.9ins wide, 3.5ins depth.
Pair of Staffordshire figures with a childhood theme which feature a boy and girl seated on spaniels, recumbent directly on the ground, no base.
Russet and white version. Dull gilt embellishment. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. Vent hole to the reverse.
Maker's marks painted to the underside. Book reference ,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 2, by A.& N. Harding, page 152, figure 2270.
Male: Generally good. Bruise to to boy's right hand.
Abrasions to plumage.
Some rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: notable crazing.
RESTORATION. Head reglued and join retouched.
Filled chip to dog's tail.
Female: Generally good. Some rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: kiln soot caught in the glaze to the reverse;
over glazed chip to the hat.
RESTORATION. Girl's head and waist and dog's right paw reglued and join retouched.
Retouched flakes to dog's tail and ears.
Retouched flake to girls nose.
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