Staffordshire Spaniel dogs separate front leg pair copper lustre circa 1860.
A superb true matching pair of Staffordshire Spaniel dogs, each with the sought after feature of a separate front leg. Both decorated with copper lustre markings that in places has oxidised green and painted faces with yellow eyes. The crisp detail of the moulding to the fur shows are an early production mould and they have the further benefit of a pearlware glaze. And their expressions are delightful !
Size: each 8. 3/4" tall with a base of 6. 3/4" x 4. 1/8" Weight: combined = 1.85 Kg or 65 oz. All measures approximate. (Note the packed weight being over 2 Kg makes this a heavy parcel to ship hence higher shipping costs and all items are very well packed).
Condition: Very Good - occasional rubs to the glaze and various short firing cracks, the most notable being one to the right facing dog near the base of its back (see photo 8) and one to the front of the same dog (see photo 9). There are several underglaze splashes of paint (see back of left facing dog). These things aside, for this size, age and type of item they really are superb and the paintwork to the faces has survived particularly well. Please see all photographs and as ever I am happy to send more and answer any questions you may have.
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