London, South Kensington
15 March 2001
A pen holder
modelled as a spaniel and pups group, the adult spaniel seated on its haunches to the right, holding a basket of flowers in its mouth, a pup seated on its back, another recumbent at its feet, on blue shaped gilt-line base, circa 1855 (some flaking to enamels) -- 17cm. high
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Cf. Clive Mason Pope, A-Z Of Staffordshire Dogs A Potted History (1990), p. 83, fig. 15.
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