London, South Kensington
15 March 2001
A pair of models of greyhounds
naturalistically modelled seated on their haunches to the left and right, painted in shades of tan with gilt collars, on blue shaped oval gilt-line bases, mid 19th century -- 12.5cm. high; a pair of porcelain models of poodles modelled standing to the left and right with extruded clay ears, manes and tails, on rectangular mound gilt-line bases, circa 1830 -- 6cm. high (2)
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Cf. D. G. Rice, English Porcelain Animals of the 19th Century (1989), p. 80, for similar examples of porcelain poodles.
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