A Pair of No.3 Red & White Staffordshire Spaniels - circa 1860
A classic pair of Staffordshire Spaniels,
lovely Red feathered markings and gilt collars.
Comforter spaniels, fire-side or mantle dogs,
they came in all shapes and sizes and decorated houses
the length and breadth of England.
In some streets of terraced houses, every one could have a pair
looking out of the window onto the street, but the most popular position
has traditionally been around the fireplace.
Moulded No. 3 on the base
they can be found in sizes No. 1 to No. 6 (the smallest).
This to be a true pair, that have always been together.
Any fine, early, true pair, in good condition should be cherished,
there are many, many late, matched, poor quality and damaged pairs
that are very easy to find.
They are in very good condition,
minor flaking of enamels,
with no damage and no restoration.
Height: 8.5 inches