Victorian, circa 1860. Tallest is 9.4ins high, 7.5ins wide, 3.5ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire figures which feature a boy and a girl, each on the back of a St. Bernard with Disraeli curls on it's head, stood on an oblong base. 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 2, by A.& N. Harding, page 147, figure 2244.
CONDITION: Right facing: Good. One Small flake to the reverse lower base edge.
Some rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: a few pieces of kiln grit caught in the glaze to the top of the base;
flecks of stray coloured glaze to the reverse.
RESTORATION. Retouched paint losses to black enamels.
Left facing: Good. Small flake to girl's right hand.
Rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: flecks of stray coloured glaze and glaze run to the reverse.
RESTORATION. Filled chip to hat and front of base.
Retouched paint losses to black enamels and hem on skirt.