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A Fine Pair of Pipe Smoking Dogs
Stock No: 001320
Height: 8 Inches / 20.5 cm
Reference: (Similar to but the rarer smaller size) Harding Book 2, Page 225, Figs 2791/2792. A single example can be found in Harding’s Second Addendum, Page 317, Fig 1792A
A superb true pair of Staffordshire pipe smoking dogs previously unrecorded as a pair in this size. A pair of russet and white decorated seated dogs each with a pipe in its mouth, both with separately moulded front legs on rococo scrolled and decorated bases highlighted in gold. The inspiration for the pipe smoking dog was an oil painting by Landseer titled ‘A Quiet pipe’ which later became a popular Pears print at the turn of the 19th century. Both dogs have had a professional invisible repair to the pipes and minor touches to the overglaze red, no other damage, repairs or restoration, c1850.
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