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Pair of Staffordshire Dogs, Quill Holders.

  • NZ$27500

19th century elegant Staffordshire hounds, reclining with paws crossed. They are a mirror image with quill holders mounted on the bases in front of the rear legs. (Quills - feather pens for writing). Hand painted, with the decorators mark underneath one.
Measurements: 16.5 cm long and 6.5 cm wide (bases). Condition: There are faults - one dog has a rejoined nose and cracks or joins in the neck area. The other has a hairline over the forehead area and a rejoined neck. Both have hairlines along neck to spine area. Damage to Staffordshire ware is very common, as they are earthenware and fired at a lower temperature than porcelain.  Age, of course, is also a contributing factor.  (Small children playing with the pretty  doggies is probably also a factor….). Good to get a true pair of these, they are getting very hard to find. These would date from the very early 1800s, and wear their scars with grace.

ITEM REF. No. C13406

Shipping:   NZ North Island: $18.00      NZ South Island: $26.00          Australia: $40.00    Rest of World: $70.00

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