Delft, circa 1740
The molded dog is sitting on a rectangular base and has its head raised and turned, and his snout opened. He wears a red-dotted collar. The dog is painted in blue, the stand in blue and red.
Dimensions: heigth 14 cm / 5.51 in., length 10 cm / 3.93 in., width 5 cm / 1.96 in.
A nearly identical pair of dogs is in the Lavino collection, now in the Kunstmuseum Den Haag (Art Museum of The Hague, page 191, photograph bottom left side).
Together with cows, horses and parrots, dogs are the most frequently manufactured animals in eighteenth century Dutch Delftware. They were put on the market in a great variety of shapes and colour combinations and were produced by nearly every Delftware pottery.
M. Lavino, The Lavino collection, Lokeren n.d.