Vintage Pair of X Large Rose Chintz English Staffordshire Spaniel Dog Figurines - English Country Decor
Here is an absolutely beautiful pair of English Spaniel dog figurines, each adorned with an all over floral and roses Chintz pattern consisting of a plethora of colorful blooms. These are a large size, perfect for your fireplace mantle or anywhere your heart desires! The floral ones are hard to find!
I have a revolving inventory of Staffordshire Wally dogs so keep checking if you don't see some you like now as I seek them out and get them in often! They are classic English decor!
Measures: appx 12.5" tall (one on left is slightly shorter)
Good condition, no chips or cracks, some very minor crazing and a couple of scratches to the black detailing around the face. One slight blemish on the back tail of one dog...looks like this was done during manufacture..possibly a small clump of clay or area where the glaze did not take/stick. It's not a chip!
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.