A charming Derby setter lying recumbent on a shaped rococo style base decorated with roses, forget-me-nots and other blue flowers and green enamel and gilt decoration around the walls. The setter has black patches and a pale grey muzzle and dates to 1835-46. Unmarked.
Reference: 2 examples of this model and an associated written piece can be found in "Dogs In English Porcelain Of The 19th Century" by D.G. Rice, pages 105 and 106, colour plates 169 and 170a and b.
It measures 13.3cm (5 1/4") long, 7.3cm (2 7/8") wide and 5.7cm 92 1/4") high.
Condition is very good with a couple of minor points to note: there is a small, shallow chip to the edge of the base at the back and the underside of the dog's right paw is slightly chipped. The tip of the tail has been restored. No other damage or repairs. Surface wear is very light, mainly just a few small areas of wear to the black patches on his ears and head.
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