A very large press-moulded earthenware spaniel dog figure. With a random two-tone treacleware glaze over a pale yellowish / buff body. The dog has a moulded collar with padlock and chain. The base has an un-glazed foot ring and is closed with a small round air-hole.
This figure is often found in white earthenware but is much more unusual with this body and treacleware glaze. Probably made in Staffordshire circa 1860-1885.
The final photograph shows a smaller dog, of more ‘normal’ size, shown alongside for comparison. The smaller figure is not included in this sale.
277 mm highest to top of head.
Very small glaze chip on back. A short hairline, which appears to be glazed over, runs for about 75mm along the mould seam-line on left ear. There is a large glazed over scar on the back.