1890's Large English Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Collie Dog Figure
#AD300 Victorian Staffordshire Dog Collie Figural
An original large 1880-90's late Victorian Staffordshire 9" tall figure of a very handsome English Collie Dog or Border Collie. He (or she!) has a wonderfully handsome face, great detailing, and is a soft creamy blond colour, with a collar and gold locket. He is chunky, heavy and thick, and of great Staffordshire quality.
There are no chips, cracks or repairs and he is in beautiful condition. Click images to see close up views. He has 2 small round firing vent holes as seen in photos, which was to help release heat in the firing process. He was made from an early 2 piece mould and manufactured in the original 19th century Victorian era at the Staffordshire Potteries, in the West Midlands of England.
A photo of an identical piece can be found on page 143, Figure 4530/4531 of the antiques and collectibles book: Victorian Staffordshire Figures, 1875-1962 by Adrian Harding, Nicholas Harding, Published by Schiffer Publishing Limited in 2003 in Atglen, Pennsylvania USA.
This lovely old piece was found recently out of a house in the Dartmoor National Park area of Devon, England. This area is very dog friendly and very work collie and sheep intensive. We were exceedingly happy to find him in this well cared for and beautiful condition. A stunning original antique dog figure for the collector.
Size: 9 inches high x 9 inches in length
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