A charming pair of Staffordshire pugs, each slightly varied in pose and realistically modelled. Cream ground with black painted muzzle and collar, yellow eyes, gilded dog tag and gently shaded fur to the ears and feet. Vent hold to the base, unmarked, c.1880.
They measure 27cm-27.3cm (10 5/8"-10 3/4") high, 17.5cm (6 7/8") front to back and 14.5cm (5 1/2") wide across the front feet.
Condition is very good with no damage or restoration. Very light surface wear to the cream ground overall. The right facing dog has a small enamel loss to the lower part of his muzzle, and to some of the yellow of his irises. The left facing dog has a small enamel flake loss to his right ear and also a little to his irises and both have a bit of rubbing to the gilding on the collar tag. One has a small firing line across the back foot and the other a small firing line behind one ear, mentioned for completeness.
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