Up for your consideration is a vintage USA made ceramic PAIR of Collie Dog figurine / staues. This exquisite pair of MATTE FINISH Collies are in excellent condition.These two Collies measure approximately 17 7/8" in height and 5" at its widest point..... I do not know the exact date of these figurines. There are no makers mark anywhere. They may have had stickers on them when they were new. They do have the embossed USA stamp on the bottom and both exhibit a beautiful matte finish. They definitely fall into the Mid-Century category. By the style, they look very Art Deco. So, I safely will say that this pair of Collies falls between the 1940s - 1960s. As far as condition is concerned, both dogs do not show any chips, knicks, cracks in the ceramic or repairs. Both look very clean and stunning.... But lets start with the black dog. The only two things worth mentioning on the black dog, is on his back side and a small area on his chest, he has a few areas where the black glaze has ran/dripped.
This obviously was done at the factory where it was made. It does not look obscene whatsoever and is mostly on the back side. The other area worth mentioning is on the black dogs lower back, he has a few very tiny white marks. These marks are on the surface of the glaze and look as if it was bumped up against a white wall. I have made no attempt to try and scrub these off in fear of damaging the area of mention.
These marks in no way detract from the awesomeness of this statue and are on the back side. The only thing worth mentioning on the white collie is that there is some crazing in the glaze.Most of the heavier crazing is on the back side and a bit on the mid-upper front side. You can barely see the crazing on the front in normal lighting. It was difficult to get it to show in the photos. In no way does the crazing detract from the awesomeness and beauty of this white dog. Overall, what we have here are two huge art deco/mid-century collie dog figurine/statues in fantastic condition for there age.
There are no chips, knicks, repairs or cracks in the ceramic anywhere. The only minor issues are the areas that I mentioned above. These two pieces really make a statement.
The photos were taken with and without the flash to show contrast and detail. If you need additional photos please contact me. If you have any questions or concerns about these two items please contact me. The item "Vintage Art Deco Collie Dog Figurine Statue Mid Century Ceramic Pair USA" is in sale since Saturday, May 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Dogs\Collie".
The seller is "mysticmountaingems" and is located in Modesto, California. This item can be shipped to United States.