A wonderful early 19th Century finely modeled Staffordshire pottery seated spaniel with open front legs and full separate, bushy tail. He has well-defined facial features, quite a charming expression, exuberant iron-red feathered spot and dot decoration and his posture is just wonderful!
This endearing little pup stands 2 3/4" high and measures 2 1/2" long. He is marked on the base with an impressed 'W'. The figure is in very good undamaged condition. There are a couple of age lines on the top of the gilt-edged base, a couple of small firing cracks, some kiln debris and a couple of spots of paint loss. Any issues are from time of manufacture or expected minor wear.
This piece dates to the first half of the 19th century...positively adorable!
Superb 19th Century Miniature Staffordshire Pottery Spaniel