London, South Kensington
26 October 2000
A pair of models of 'Disraeli' greyhounds
naturalistically modelled standing facing left and right, painted with black patches, one with a hare in its mouth, the other with a hare at its feet, on oval turquoise mound bases, circa 1855 (both restored to ears, small cracks) -- 26cm. and 27.5cm. high
See illustration (2)
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Cf. Clive Mason Pope, A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs (1990), p. 43, fig. 3.
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