These are a beautiful pair of antique Scottish Bridgeness / Bo'ness Pottery Russet and White Spaniel or Collie Type Dogs with Brown Glass Eyes.
I have three pairs available in my online store - the moulds are the same - but the finished colours are slightly different.
They were made at Bo'ness Pottery and date to around 1900.
They are in excellent condition with no damages of any kind. They have their original glass eyes. This is a really large pair - they measure 13 inches in height and are about 9 inches wide.
In the 18th century, Bo’ness was one of the most thriving towns on the east coast and ranked as the third port in Scotland.
Among the town's many thriving industries was pottery production and Bo'ness soon became established as one of the main pottery-producing areas in the country.
Pottery production in the town lasted for almost 200 years. It reached its heyday at the end of the 19th century when three factories were operating simultaneously at Bo'ness, Grangepans and Bridgeness. The last pottery closed as recently as 1958.
Interestingly, I have spotted a near-identical pair of these Bo'ness dogs on the mantlepiece of a wee cottage in the famous Scottish movie "Whisky Galore" (1949) (last photograph on my list).
My lovely pair of large mantel dogs are now relatively hard-to-find - this is reflected in my price.
Sadly the size and weight would restrict these to UK posting only.
They will be sent to you in the UK with Parcelfoce48 - this will cost about £10 and applied to your order at checkout.