These are a cute little pair of antique Staffordshire ceramic chimney spaniels or wally dugs.
They are in an excellent antique condition - and are a matching pair.
The male dog is slightly taller than the lady companion.
They both sit on a shiny Royal Blue cushion with an old gold gilt band around the outside.
They have a plain white body decorated with green spongeware patches - they have gold gilt collars - love their little painted staring eyes and eyebrows.
They have no damages. There is a firing airhole on the back of each dog.
My cute pair are NOT modern reproductions - and I suggest that they must date to the late 19th century. If you look at the surface under a strong magnifying glass you will see very fine random craquelure to the glaze - which only comes with age.
They are both about 3 1/2 inches in height - and the base is 2 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches.
Thank you Valerie for sending these beautiful little dogs so quickly. Packed with love and care. Perfect in every way. We are so, so happy with them. They will give us so much pleasure. Thanks again, take care.