Collection of five dog-themed objects

£3,200

This wonderful collection of five dog-themed objects demonstrates the bizarre and eclectic nature of Continental decorative art around the turn of the 20th Century.

 

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Description

This charming collection of five dog-themed objects includes examples crafted from a variety of materials, depicting dogs of a range of breeds in an array of styles.

The set is comprised of a porcelain bulldog, his head a lid and his body a tobacco jar: between is front feet is inscribed in gilt ‘tobacco’. Also included is a desk bowl crafted from green onyx and featuring a small seated ormolu dog. A wooden ashtray includes the patinated bronze bust of a dog with a dead pheasant in his mouth, while the lid of a small cylindrical box is finished with two dogs cosily tucked into bed. Finally, a desk thermometer features an owl-form finial and an assemblage of hunting paraphernalia as well as a seated dog, who cranes his neck to eye the owl.

Largest: 16cm, diameter 12cm
Smallest: Height 4cm, diameter 6cm

Details

Country of Origin
Continental
Date of Manufacture
c. 1900
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Animal / Animalier
Material
Bronze, Metal, Onyx, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Porcelain, Wood
Colour
Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
16 cm / 6.3 inches
Diameter
12 cm / 4.7 inches

Reference:
16518b

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