Fitz the Fairing Staffordshire Poodle and his Portrait


This is Fitz, an antique English Staffordshire Poodle with confetti fur on an orange cushion. He would have been a prize awarded at fairs, known as a "fairing". c.1850. 2.25"x1.25"x2.75". His portrait is in oils on a vintage English plate in a light blue with deep pink transferware floral sprigs. 8"x1"