A Pair of Antique English Staffordshire Disraeli Black and White Spaniels, c1860
A Pair of Antique English Victorian Staffordshire Disraeli Black and White Spaniels decorated "in the round, c1860
Dimensions: 9" H
Condition: No restoration - minor glaze wear
Literature: Prime Minister Disraeli was a favorite of Queen Victoria's and because of this potters paid "homage" to him by making these rare spaniels and copying his famous hairstyle--tight front curls. This pair has these curls both in front and in back.
"The majority of these spaniels were decorated in black and white. Disraeli Spaniels are especially distinctive but they also among the most difficult to find. "Resource: Staffordshire Spaniels" by Adele Kenny