Pair of Antique Copper Lustre Green & White English Staffordshire Spaniel Dog Figurines
Here is a wonderful pair of antique Staffordshire King Charles Cavalier Spaniel dog figurines. These have an unusual finish in that the spots and collar are a copper lustre over green. Additionally, these have separate front legs which are hard to find! They epitomize classic, English country style & decor!
Measures: 9.25” tall
Condition: Very old, crazed as shown and one has a hairline which is very tight and stable and a little scuff in his nose
*I have quite a few pairs of various Staffy dogs from small to large and in different colors. I import these from the UK and have a constantly changing inventory. They go pretty fast and look absolutely fantastic in groupings (see last pic)!
Named Staffordshire for the county in which they come from, where potteries produced these ceramic canines meant to set upon a mantel , the dogs are Cavalier King Charles spaniels named for the British monarch, Charles II (1630-1685) who was said to give these royal hounds the run of the castle. In the early 18th century, the figurines were made from china and hand-painted in a labor intensive process of repeated kiln firings. They reached the height of their popularity in the late 1800s and were mass produced in the 20th century. Today, they are highly sought by collectors and designers turning to the past for inspiration.