Dogs in English Porcelain of the 19th Century by Dennis Rice

Dogs in English Porcelain of the 19th Century

Dennis Rice

The Book
This is the first book to be directed exclusively to dogs in porcelain produced in this country during the 19th century. It identifies the individual breeds represented in this medium, which include greyhounds (both English and Italian), pugs, poodles (both as game animals and as pets), spaniels (particularly the King Charles variety), setters, pointers, dalmatians, great danes, mastiffs, salukis, terriers, wolf dogs, Pekingese and dachshunds.

Most of the major porcelain factories of the period produced dogs, including Rockingham Derby (at King Street as well as Nottingham Road), Chamberlain Worcester, Grainger Lee Worcester, Royal Worcester, Minton, Copeland & Garrett (and its successor Copeland), Davenport, Samuel Alcock, Charles Bourne, Lloyd Shelton, Madeley and Dudson, but some examples came from unidentified factories of which little is known except that they were located somewhere in Staffordshire.

The range and diversity of the dogs illustrated in this book (mostly in colour) give the reader a unique insight into the charming way in which the real dogs of the 19th century came to be represented in English porcelain.

The first book to be directed exclusively to dogs in porcelain
Identifies the individual breeds.

The Author

Dennis Rice is the author of Porcelain Animals of the 19th Century, published by the Antique Collectors Club in 1989.
His knowledge of and enthusiasm for these very collectable figures makes this an excellent source book.


Size: 279 x 216 mm
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 228 col. 31 b/w

ISBN: 1 85149 390 5
Price: $49.50

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