Featured Pottery Dog

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by ascot, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    Does anyone recognize this guy? 6 5/8" tall and very heavy at 1 1/2 lbs.

    Thanks!

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  4. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Wortpoint $270 in 2009
    Sponge-Decorated Stoneware Dog, Ohio origin, late 19th century, molded mastiff-type dog covered in a bristol slip glaze and decorated with sponged cobalt slip. Eyes and mouth decorated with a light brown slip. Small base chips. H 6 3/4".

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    Worthpoint $65 in 2013
    Vtg Victorian Stafford Shire Pottery Spongeware St. Bernard/Mastiff Figural Dog
    Description: 6.5" tallLooks to be a St. Bernard

    I'd be harvesting keywords :)
     
  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't have known he was Spongeware, so thanks @clutteredcloset49

    I love him
     
  6. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Great Find! :)
    Great I.D., All! :)
     
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  7. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Where did he come from, @ascot?
     
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  8. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  9. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    WOW! Keyword extravaganza! Nice, @i need help

    Spongeware Figure of a Dog with Elaborate Three-Color Slip Decoration, Crooksville, OH origin, late 19th century, molded in the form of a boxer or St. Bernard, depicted with a collar or small liquor barrel around its neck, the surface covered in Bristol slip and decorated with circular blue-green sponging and brushed mustard slip highlights throughout. Additional darker cobalt slip highlights to face, tail, feet, and object at dog's neck. Possibly the finest example of this Ohio dog form we have ever handled. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a few smooth, unglazed in-the-firing contact marks to one side. H 6 1/2".
     
  10. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Recycled knowledge! :hilarious:
     
  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Yes!

    But it's easy to forget that appraisers used to physically locate every one of these items in antique stores and auction catalogs!

    And now we (sellers) must know how to compile just the right accurate keywords to sell, but not infringe other sellers' markets...
    Things have changed (exploded) because of the internet in the last 30 or so years - some great conveniences + some steep learning curves.

    Thankful we have Antiquers and other resources to get where we need/want to go!!
     
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Please tell him he is cute, he looks a bit unhappy.
     
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  13. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    Thank you all! I had no idea! Great info and KWs. Mine isn't as detailed as the one that Crocker Farms sold for $900. Still, I may contact them.
     
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  14. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I like the face on yours more than the others shown.
     
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  16. CheersDears

    CheersDears Well-Known Member

    Good dog, and great info ScoutsHouse. Wow!
     
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  17. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I would have had no idea what that was. In fact I probably would have passed on it at a sale. Not any more!

    Great ID and info Cluttered, SH, and INH. :)

    And good eye, Ascot!

    This post is such a great example of Antiquers at it's best. Great photos on a clear background, showing all angles, size posted, even weight.

    Followed with lots of direct, helpful info.

    Well done, everyone.
     
  18. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    So not a doorstop? :hilarious:

    Then they go on to try to make out it's 3 colors, although their blue-green & their dark cobalt look like the same color to me, more lightly & more heavily applied.

    And I like the face better on SH's too.
     
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  19. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Then they go on to try to make out it's 3 colors, although their blue-green & their dark cobalt look like the same color to me, more lightly & more heavily applied.
    Maybe they are also counting the white. :hilarious: One never knows.
     
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  20. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    That was my first thought, until I read on further. So it's really a 4-color specimen!
     
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