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Procured from the estate of collectors of fine antiques, this pebble or confetti style poodle style predates the more widely familiar Cavalier Staffordshire dogs and makes for a special and unique collector piece. Potters would achieve this”curly” coat from an application of crushed up slip that had been pushed through a sieve onto the glazed surface of the poodle. Here we have a solo dog, about 4.25 inches tall, with a faint “Made in England” factory mark on the bottom. This indicates that it was created at least post 1890 as new legislation in the US passed in 1891 required that products being imported into the United States must be marked with their country of origin. This pup is therefore aged anywhere from a later Victorian piece, to possibly dating somewhere to the 1920s.
As for the condition, there is typical wear given the age of the piece. Please inspect the website listing photos closely and use the zoom functionality for full details. There are areas where the “curls” are more sparse, and some defects from the time of manufacture (that appear as shallow cracks on the front and back of the piece behind the front legs) and some small chips to the paint on the nose and feet, consistent with age. You will note the small firing hole on the back of the poodle, and on the underside you will find the “Made in England” factory mark mentioned previously. There are also remaining fibers from a felt bottom that is no longer attached.
This piece is approximately 4.25 inches short, 3 inches long, and about 2 inches wide.