Chalkware Figurine: Victorian Lady & Dog

This Chalk ware figurine portrays an elegant Victorian Woman in a ruffled gown and elbow length gloves. She holds the leash for her tall and graceful Borzoi (also known as a Russian Wolfhound.) These decorative figures were often peddled on the street or door to door by "Image Peddlers" in the Victorian era. Later pieces were sold used as inexpensive Carnival Prizes.

Chalkware figures were made of sculpted gypsum or cast from plaster molds. Figures made from an overly used molds would have less distinct detail. The wares were also painted by artists of different levels of expertise. Therefore, finished figurines, cast from the same mold, have their own distinct quality and personality depending on the talent of the artist, the age of the mold used, and even the era the piece came from.

This particular figurine has sharp features and detail. The talented artist who painted this woman and her dog, had an eye for detail and skillful shading techniques that make this figurine more desirable than others painted by a less talented artist. The paint chosen by the artist has proved more durable than the often used water colors.

There is very little to no paint loss. I have found only one unfortunate chip and that is to a ruffle on the back of her skirt. Please see photo.

The figurine weighs 4 pounds and is 11 1/4" tall.

Item ID: CHLKWRYS


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