Incredibly lifelike, this Dalmatian is a harder to find figurine from Royal Doulton. Their mark is stamped on the underside of his right front paw. Decorator information stamped on the left paw is impossible to decipher.
This dapper fellow was made from an original sculpture by Frederick Daws. The dog's name was Champion Goworth Victor, and this figurine was debuted in 1937. It was finally retired in 1968. It is a wonderful depiction of a beautifully built Dalmatian.
SIZE is approximately 7 inches long from nose to tail tip and 4 inches tall.
CONDITION is absolutely pristine -- down to the completely undamaged tip of his tail. The finish is beautiful, complete with a pale pinkish blush on the sides of the muzzle that real life dogs often have.
Unique in the dog world with his eye-catching spotted coat, the Dalmatian tends to be dignified yet muscular and powerful, perhaps because of the breed's original purpose as guardians protecting the horses and coaches of nobility. A source of pride for their owners, the dogs would accompany those carriages on outings. They soon became popular with fire departments, where they befriended the horses and would run alongside firefighting equipment heading out to fires. Today, many of these firehouse dogs are mascots that happily accompany modern fire trucks in parades and other ceremonies.
A beautiful, not easily found gift for any Dal lover !
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Vintage Royal Doulton Dalmatian Dog China Figurine