Question: How do I know if my Staffordshire dog is antique?

1. Paint and Decoration--old pieces generally show at least some fine strokes of a paint brush; modern pieces are often colored by swabs or sponges. Most old dogs show at least some painting on the back side; many new pieces have no painting on the back.

How much are Staffordshire spaniels worth?

The dogs once again caught the attention of collectors in the 1980s and prices skyrocketed. Today, prices can be as low as $350 for a pair of late 19th century spaniel figurines. However, rarer ones, like Dalmatians, even when damaged or with known restorations, can sell for several thousand dollars.

Why are dogs called Wally?

These are Staffordshire dog figures, a matching pair of pottery spaniel dogs and in Victorian times no house was complete without these sitting keeping guard on the mantelpiece! They were mainly manufactured by Staffordshire Pottery, but they were also made in Scotland where we called them Wally Dugs!

What does Wally dug mean?

This isnt the relatively recent English slang term for a silly or inept person (which is pronounced differently), but means something thats made of china (a wally dug is a china dog). Its from an Old English verb meaning to fade. So somebody wally-like was as pale as china.

What is a penny Wally?

noun. Caribbean. A firefly; specifically a luminescent click beetle (family Elateridae), especially of the largest Jamaican species, Pyrophorus plagiophthalmus.

What does peely wally mean?

Peely-wally, with the wally pronounced to rhyme with rally, not holly, is a Scots adjectival expression meaning pale, wan and off-colour, in the sense of looking unwell and tired.

What does Peenie mean?

peenie: apron. “If you get nothing on your apron then you are not doing it correctly.” The Scottish Word: peenie with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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