A Pair of Antique English Victorian Staffordshire Red and White Spaniels, c1860
A Pair of Antique English Victorian Staffordshire Red and White Spaniels "flat backs" c1860
Condition: No Restoration some glaze wear
Literature: "While a limited number of Comforter Spaniels were modeled in the round, the greatest majority fit into a category of Staffordshire figures called "flat backs." Most Spaniels were cast in two-piece molds which included a front section with blocked-in feet and a flat back section designed specifically to be placed against mantle walls. The flat rear area, not designed to be seen, was convenient and safe for display as well as economically advantageous for the potters.
Flat-back surfaces were designed for most Victorian era Staffordshire figures. On these, including the Spaniel figures, the flat areas were simply molded and sparsely decorated." Taken from "Staffordshire Spaniels" by Adele Kenney