Pair of Antique 19th Century Large Straffordshire Mantle Dogs

 
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These Ivory Staffordshire Dogs adorned with Black and Gilded Gold details will certainly make your room more regal. The Staffordshire spaniel is tied to the history of the King Cavalier Charles Spaniel, a favorite of British Monarchs & had a revival in the 1840’s. A little workman’s history..Hand painted in Straffordshire, England; Children as young as seven or eight years were paid two shillings a week to paint the gold chains often included on the spaniels in the 1800s.

Antique wear, 1 has 1 hairline crack. See photos

England – no marks

Circa: 1840’s

HEIGHT: 12.5″
WIDTH: 11.5″
DEPTH: 6″
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