Posted 6 years ago
So I have two cute little doggies here, and I also have three questions, I hope some of you can help. First, what is this breed of dog? Looks so familiar with the wide spaced eyes, and the lolling tongue, the long ears, but strangely I can't seem to match it online. Second, what is this decor called? I don't think it's spaghetti, looks more like popcorn, lol. Third and last, there is a hallmark on the base but can't locate any information on the company, looks like an SL and the other part Made in Japan didn't get me anywhere. Any information greatly appreciated. I hope you enjoyed seeing these little fellows, and thanks for looking.
Thanks for everyone's help! The decor is known as sugar glaze, sometimes also called salt glaze. Mudwoman suggested these are cocker spaniels and they sort of do look like that so I'll go with that breed for now. As for who the SL Made in Japan is, I have searched high and low for that mark and can't find it. There was an interesting hint that Lefton often used a series of letters, including SL, to designate series of figurines, followed by a number. Mine don't have the number so probably these are not part of that. I'm with Bonnie here, the SL is probably an obscure Japanese firm impossible to find.