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Posted 10 months ago

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DrFluffy
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Staffordshire dog figurines are a pair of pottery spaniel dogs standing guard, and were habitually placed on mantelpieces in 19th century homes where they could be admired. Staffordshire pottery figures were earthenware figures made in England, mainly in the county of Staffordshire, but also in other counties and in Scotland. They are also known as fireplace dogs as they were positioned on top of the mantelpiece.

I bought these two from an auction grab box. I have no idea if they are valuable or not. There is such a huge disparity in price from on line research. Your thoughts?

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 10 months ago
    Love these.....
  2. freiheit freiheit, 10 months ago
    They are so cute!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Very nice ! Love them
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    love these cuties:)
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Thank you Moon, freiheit, Manikin, Sean, GC, Geo, Phil and Kevin....
  6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Thank you pops52
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Thank you antiques in nj
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Thank you petey
  9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Lundy... Thank you
  10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Bratjdd, thanks for the love
  11. Zowie Zowie, 10 months ago
    I have seen the same if not similar on the Antique show & seen them pull some really good prices & yet on another show name at the moment is escaping me go for next to nothing but thats how it seems to work.
  12. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Leah, thank you... :)
  13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Thanks Tom.
  14. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Thanks Kerry...
  15. BigTex BigTex, 10 months ago
    I'd guess these aree pretty new based upon two things. First, the bottom does not look aged to me. If if they just sat on a shelf for 150 years, I'd still expect to see some crazing or wear. Secondly, I am questioning the way the paint is chipped in the red patch on the dog on the right (Left photo). It looks like it was applied very thinly.
  16. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 10 months ago
    Thanks BigTex... All very good points.
  17. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 9 months ago
    Thank you Crayzmunkee
  18. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 9 months ago
    Old or not, they are quite "handsome". I have seen some really old ones and they were not decorated on the back since like you said, they were to be set on the fireplace mantel. RER (BOB)
  19. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    Loumanal is correct in that I have seen the undecorated ones before I new anything could kick myself now lucky you.
  20. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 months ago
    Crayzmunkee... Thank you
  21. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 months ago
    Elaine, thank you...
  22. melaniej melaniej, 2 months ago
    just found this on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/390847373520

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