A pair of Staffordshire dogs in white and rust colors with gold collars and chains. These have been painted by hand. See the brush strokes in the paint. The back of the dogs are unpainted and have ventilation holes. The back of the dogs are slightly flattened so that they can set up against the narrowest of mantels. This is known as a "flatback chimney piece". The dogs are mean t to represent Cavalier King Charles spaniels that were favorites of King Charles II. Queen Victoria brought them back into fashion in the 1840's. An interesting tidbit - Her dog was named "Dash".
Size: 11 1/2"H x 8" in circumference. This size is harder to find and considered rare.
Condition: Excellent. Some crazing.
Maker's Mark: None
Age: 1850 - 1875.
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ca. 1851 - 1875 Set of Handpainted Staffordshire Dogs in Rust and White