Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant
Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant
Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant
Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant
Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant
Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant
Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant

Story

The Victorians believed that no house was a home without a dog or cat in residence and jewelry was often designed to include an image of a cherished pet. Sound familiar?

Here we have a classic example of a miniature enamel, likely by William Bishop Ford. While not as well-known as contemporaries J. W. Bailey and William Essex, he was a specialist painter of miniature enamels and studied under Essex.

Against an enamel backdrop the color of dusty olive green, a carefully executed portrait of a Kind Charles Spaniel dog glows with rich shadings of liver-red, white, brown, and black.

Realistically rendered doleful eyes face right, and a cobalt blue bow or collar encircles its neck. Even the texture of the sleek and shiny coat is apparent. The miniature has been set into an 18k gold twisted wire mount.

A safety chain is still attached.

Just contact us to convert this to a pendant by adding another "O" fitting and at no cost. If you wish us to remove the brooch fittings, $50 would be added to your purchase.

Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant
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Very Fine Enamel Spaniel Dog Brooch Pendant

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Date: Circa 1880.

Measurements: Length of just under 15/16 inches and diameter of over 3/4 of an inch. Weight of 4.8 grams.

Condition: Excellent, one tiny area to the right middle side of the enamel with slight imperfections visible with very close inspection or magnification.

Origin: English.

Story

The Victorians believed that no house was a home without a dog or cat in residence and jewelry was often designed to include an image of a cherished pet. Sound familiar?

Here we have a classic example of a miniature enamel, likely by William Bishop Ford. While not as well-known as contemporaries J. W. Bailey and William Essex, he was a specialist painter of miniature enamels and studied under Essex.

Against an enamel backdrop the color of dusty olive green, a carefully executed portrait of a Kind Charles Spaniel dog glows with rich shadings of liver-red, white, brown, and black.

Realistically rendered doleful eyes face right, and a cobalt blue bow or collar encircles its neck. Even the texture of the sleek and shiny coat is apparent. The miniature has been set into an 18k gold twisted wire mount.

A safety chain is still attached.

Just contact us to convert this to a pendant by adding another "O" fitting and at no cost. If you wish us to remove the brooch fittings, $50 would be added to your purchase.