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Item Title:
Staffordshire Pottery Pair Dogs Copper Luster

Creator:
Unknown maker.

Materials and Techniques:
Clay, then moulded, hand modeled, glazed then using a low fire process.

Marks:
Cross hatch and or painters marks unidentified.

Of the Period:
Victorian era.19th century

Date of Approximate Manufacture:
c.1890

Place of Origin:
Staffordshire, United Kingdom, England

Measurements:
7” height
4 7/8” width
3.5” depth

Weight:
1lb. 14oz. For the pair. Not including shipping materials.

Approximate Shipping Cost: Included for continental USA.

Condition:
Excellent condition, with gentle crazing, and some wear showing in the copper luster details. All commensurate with age.

Price: $645.00 (U.S. Dollars) pair.

Reference Number:
3003

Detailed Description:
This is a wonderful pair of Staffordshire Pottery Dogs, with a design showing the essence of English cottage style.
Produced using a mould with a great deal of hand modeling, the attention to detail in the hand finishing is done very well, creating the most pleasant of pieces.
Using semi-translucent glaze and an opaque deep green detail color with a copper luster glaze overlaid on to the opaque green color, creating a beautiful detail effect.
The piece has a shallow foot ring that is not glazed, however the bottom surface is glazed. The bottoms of both dogs have a black compound that appears to be used to create a more level bottom surface. I do not see any chips or damage under this black leveling compound.
The piece has a smooth and slick texture to it. With gentle crazing and some wear to the copper luster. the mold lines are slightly visible.

An intriguing legend follows Staffordshire Dog Figurines. The Victorian tale is, that spaniel figurines placed on the windowsill delivered a secret message. A woman would place the figures in her front window; if they were back to back, it meant her husband was in residence. If the dogs faced each other, it meant her husband was out at sea, thus welcoming her lover in to the house.

The production information of many of the smaller Staffordshire pottery manufactures has been been deprived of its place in the history of ceramics. This is due to the fact that many were not properly marked, and frequent “borrowing” or copying of each others work, thus making it very difficult for definite attribution of much of the wares produced.

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ITEM ID
3003
ITEM TYPE
Antique
TYPE
Pottery, Staffordshire
ORIGIN
Staffordshire • Staffordshire, England • English
STYLE
Victorian
COLOR
Copper

Staffordshire Pottery Pair Dogs Copper Luster

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