Victorian, circa 1860. 10.2ins high, 8.7ins wide, 3.9ins depth. Staffordshire figure which features a spaniel smoking a pipe, seated on a rococo base. White and gilt version. Dull gilt embellishment.
Decorated mainly to the front.
Book reference ,'A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs, A Potted History', by Clive Mason Pope, page 133.
Good. No restoration. Minor paint losses to ground.
Some rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: firing hole above right hind leg;
piece of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to the bottom of the pipe;
over glazed shrinkage lines to the underside and to base;
shrinkage crack along the mold join to the side of the piece.