A rare and unusual antique English Staffordshire spill vase modeled as a dog saving a drowning boy and dating from the mid 19th century. The spill vase stands on an oval shaped base and portrays a large dog lifting a boy from a river abstractly created with a blue painted rough cast edge. The dog stands raised on a bank painted with floral sprigs and the dog has a black and white painted body with painted features with the spill vase as a tall standing trunk with moss like applications. The spill vase has a flat back finish in simple clear glazes and is not marked.
The figure has some surface glaze rubbing and some staining with some possible restoration to the top of the spill vase. Nonetheless a rare item.
Origin : England
Manufacture Date : 1850
Materials : Pottery
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