The slightly startled expression in the eyes of this Staffordshire spaniel belie what I think is actually a calm demeanour! They are certainly going to require less upkeep than their real life counterpart.
Probably dating to the end of the 19th Century it is in good condition with no chips or cracks. The individual expressions on these pieces are a result of the hand decoration of the nose, mouth and eyes as well as the gilt detailing and the brushed colour wash on the paws.
Width: 23cm approx