Miniature Pair Blue & White Staffordshire King Cavalier Spaniel Dog Figurines / Salt & Pepper Shakers
These will work double duty as salt and pepper shakers or decorative figurines...or BOTH! Here is an adorable pair of Staffordshire King Charles Cavalier Spaniel dog figurines, each entirely hand painted with blue ears, spots and sweet faces. These are a small size, and slightly chubby which I think makes them extra cute! They will look great stacked on books, tucked amongst other collectibles on a shelf, mixed in with your Staffy dog collection, paired with larger dogs in groups or of course to season your food! They epitomize classic, English country style & decor!
Measures: 2 3/4" W x 2" D x 3 1/2" H
Condition: BRAND NEW
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.