Pair of large 9" Recumbent Staffordshire Boxer Dogs Resting on Floral Plinth
Here is a gorgeous pair of Staffordshire reproduction left and right facing Boxer dog figurines, each resting on fanciful lidded and footed plinths painted with Chinoiserie fans and flowers. They are trimmed with ornate scrolls and plumes outlined in gold. These are a nice medium -large size and quite heavy. They will look great flanking a mirror or painting, holding books, tucked amongst other collectibles on a shelf or even on a pair of wall corbels / shelves. Great for storing smalls as well. They epitomize classic, English country house style & decor!
Measures: 9" x 8".
Condition: Brand New
*I have quite a few pairs of various Staffy dogs from small to large, antique to new, and in different colors. I receive regular shipments from England of the antiques and vintage pieces so the inventory changes often. Please keep checking or send me a message if you're looking for a specific size, style or color.
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.