Pair Of Copper Lustre Staffordshire Spaniel Dogs c.1890

Pair Of Copper Lustre Staffordshire Spaniel Dogs c.1890

Code: FA1019


W: 18cm (7.1")H: 24cm (9.4")D: 13.2cm (5.2")


An attractive large pair of Staffordshire fireside dogs as spaniels, c.1890, with separate front leg and copper lustre decoration. Vent holes to the reverse and a maker mark to the base of one. 

Reference: A-Z Staffordshire Dogs by Pope, Figure 44 for a similar example, dated c.1890. Please note that Harding & Harding date these copper lustre finish dogs to c.1920 and illustrate similar examples also, pages 66/67.

The tallest measures 24cm (9 1/2") high, 18cm (7") long and 13.2cm (5 1/4") deep. 

Condition is very good with no damage or restoration. There are a couple of minor firing faults to the male right-facing dog, a short firing crack between his front legs and a fine line along the join part along his back towards the bottom half. The copper has oxidised in some places causing a green effect amongst the copper, more noticeable on the female left-facing dog.  Minimal surface wear, the enamel to the faces is very good on both.