A Pair of Staffordshire Coursing Greyhounds circa - 1855
An unusual pair of Greyhound Spillvases.
Nearly all the Staffordshire "Long Dogs" are indeed Greyhounds.
Often referred to as Whippets, no - the king of dogs in Victorian times
was the Greyhound. Coursing was hugely popular and the
Champion dogs were celebreties.
This dramatic pair of greyhounds with their large spillvases
show more movement in the modelling
than most Staffordshire figures.
You can see the speed - of Greyhound and Hare.
The left hand dog is in good condition,
There is restoration to the head and foreleg of the right hand dog,
this is of course reflected in the price.
Height: 11 inches