Pair of Medium Vintage Black & White Gilt English Staffordshire Spaniel Dog Figurines
Brand Arthur Wood
Here is a medium sized vintage pair of King Charles Cavalier Spaniel dog figurines, each wearing a gold / gilt painted collar and tag around its neck with a chain. These are great for the mantle, using as bookends...or displaying them anywhere your heart desires! They epitomize classic, English country decor! Made by Arthur Wood in England they are stamped and numbered 4558 on bottom.
Measures: They stand 7 1/4” high
Condition: Excellent no chips cracks or repairs (one of the dogs has a minor chip on the bottom hole)
*Other dogs in front are listed separately.
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.