Pair of Parr Factory Staffordshire figures with a royalty theme which feature The Prince of Wales and Princess Royal as a girl and boy standing in front of a St. Bernard dog, stood on an oval base.
We think they have possibly been matched up together at some stage because they are of significantly different colouration.
Dull gilt base line and embellishment. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. Vent hole to the reverse.
Book reference ,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 188, figure a602/a603.
Prince of Wales: Generally good. Some rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: a few specks of kiln grit caught in the glaze to the lower base edge;
tiny glaze pops to his shoes;
shrinkage line along the mold join to the dog's back.
RESTORATION. Prince's head reglued and join retouched.
Retouched flake to his left hand.
Remodelled tip to hat plumage.
Retouched paint losses to black enamel.
Princess Royal: Good. Some paint losses to ground.
Some rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: shrinkage line to the reverse lower base edge.
RESTORATION. Retouched paint losses to her hair and black enamel.