Staffordshire-Style Spaniels

Value (2014) | $1,500 Auction$2,500 Auction

I inherited these from a very dear friend who was an animal lover. He had inherited them from a very dear friend who was an animal lover. I know that originally they were brought to Missouri in the 1950s from either Vermont or Maine, and I'd always been told they were from the American Rockingham Factory.

These spaniels are mid-19th century, around 1850, are probably British.


The glaze on them is absolutely wonderful. It is a Rockingham-style glaze, the flint enamel work along there, also called treacle glaze. The holes in the bottom are for vents. They have to have some way to release the heat from the inside of the dog when it's in the kiln. The other thing I have to show you is that... I've also found...

I'll be darned.

...virtually the same spaniel figures as the ones we have now.

I've always seen the English type, generally the white with the gold on them. I've never seen these.

Here's a set of Staffordshire-style spaniels that are not white, that have a great Rockingham-type glaze, that's absolutely in wonderful, wonderful condition. One of the things that is unusual about them, the size is 16, 17 inches high, and typically the spaniels that you see are shorter.


If these were to come up to auction today, you probably would have an estimate of $2,000 to $3,000.


Appraisal Details

Daniel Buck Appraisals
Lisbon, ME
Update (2014)
$1,500 Auction$2,500 Auction
Update (2012)
$1,200 Auction$1,800 Auction
Appraised value (2000)
$2,000 Auction$3,000 Auction
St Louis, MO (August 05, 2000)
November 12, 2012: We contacted appraiser Daniel Buck Soules for an updated appraisal in today's market.

Current Appraised Value: $1,200 - $1,800 (Decreased)

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