Vintage X Large Black & White Gilt English Country Spaniel Staffordshire Dog Figurine
Here is a wonderful extra large left facing English Spaniel dog figurine. This is the one shown on the right. It has front feet which are separated from the main body. The dog is wearing a gold / gilt painted collar and tag around its neck. It is heavy and large...the size is perfect for your mantle or on the floor to accent a piece of furniture...or anywhere your heart desires! The epitome of classic, English country decor!
Measures: Appx 11” tall
Condition: great condition for being vintage/antique.
**** Sorry this is a single dog only. One of the front feet were broken on the other dog.
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.