Pearl the Black Jackfield Staffordshire Dog and Her Portrait


An antique, c.1860-1870 English Staffordshire spaniel dog, known as a "Jackfield" for the black glaze applied over red earthenware; this one has a separate front leg (extremely rare model). Jackfield Ware became popular following Prince Albert's death in 1861, as the country joined Queen Victoria in mourning. 7"x4.5"x9.5". The dog's portrait is painted in oils on board, with a pearl grey-white background, and is in a vintage, ornate giltwood frame with black velvet inner border. 13.25"x15.25"