Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance

Fabulous PAIR of EXTRA LARGE Russet Coloured Staffordshire Dogs. Interesting Scottish Provenance

Vendor
Iconic Edinburgh
Regular price
£325.00
Sale price
£325.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

This is a very fine pair of extra large russet Staffordshire spaniels.

They would have sat on the mantlepiece or fireside of a rustic Victorian cottage.

They are in excellent condition with no restorations.

Nice larger size: each dog is 13 inches in height. They are each 9 1/2 inches wide and with a depth of 4 3/4 inches.

These dogs belonged to the celebrated collector, Iris Fox. After her death, a lot of her collection of Scottish ceramics was left to the National Museum of Scotland, and to the Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

(There is a history of the life and collection of Mrs Fox online if you google Fox Collection Newport Museum)

The remainder of her collection was sold at auction by Sotheby's (Edinburgh Sale), 7 - 8 November 1994,

These dogs were sold as Lot 892 in this sale - and the auction lot sticker is still on the base of one of the dogs.

Given their interesting provenance, unusual shape and beautiful colouring and fine modelling - these are a little more expensive than more routine dogs - but they are listed at a fair price.