Vintage 4" English Staffordshire Spaniel Dog Figurines Hand Painted Pansies HTF
Hand Painted with Pansy Motif’
Here is an adorable pair of vintage Staffordshire King Charles Cavalier Spaniel dog figurines, each is hand painted with pansies in shades of blue and pink. They both have gold collar around their neck. These are a smaller 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, used as bookends for a few smaller books...or I think they look especially great paired with larger dogs in groups. They epitomize classic, English country style & decor!
Measures: They stand 4"
Condition: light crazing
*Plates sold 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.