Pair of Rust Brown & Off White Gilt English Staffordshire Spaniel Dog Figurines - English Country Decor
Here is a wonderful pair of Spaniel dog figurines, each wearing a gold / gilt painted collar and tag around its neck with a chain. These are a smaller size, great for the mantle, stacking on books, using as bookends...or displaying them anywhere your heart desires! They epitomize classic, English country decor!
Measures: They stand 5.25" x 4.5" x 2.5" each
Condition: Reproductions (not sure of age but they are not true antiques and most likely made in the last 20-25 years) They have a darker body that is not a white white but more of a greyed off white
*Large dogs in back are vintage and 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.