March 2015

Stylish Staffordshire: Dog Figurines

There's something so lovely about the Staffordshire dog, modeled after the King Charles Spaniel, and collected by many people today for their whimsical and endearing qualities.  So what are the origins of this antique pottery?  North Staffordshire in England became the center of ceramic production in the early 17th century due to the abundance of clay, salt, lead and coal.