This early chalkware piece retains its original paint, although the dog's brown spots are worn. The buff background color has not had as much deterioration.
Some of the details could be called spatterware, particularly on the base. He held a basket in his mouth once which is missing, but the wire brad holder is still strongly affixed to his mouth. Size is 6" long, 6 3/4" tall, 3 1/2 wide.
The item "Vintage CHALKWARE SPANIEL DOG, C. 1850, 6 x 6 3/4, Original Paint" is in sale since Monday, January 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "aephelps" and is located in Belfast, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.