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Pair of 19th Century English Setter Figurines

Pair of 19th Century English Setter Figurines


circa 1850 - 1860

A good pair of mid 19th century gilt brass figurines depicting recumbent dogs.

The opposing dogs are good casts of the English setter. The brass dogs are mounted on modern cut and quarried 'Tinos Green' marble plinths.

The modern English Setter was developed in the 19th century by Englishman Edward Laverack and Welshman R.L. Purcell Llewellin. Laverack purchased his first two dogs, Ponto and Old Moll, from Rev. A. Harrison in 1825, and they became the foundation of the breed.

The English Setter breed was named for the dogs’ practice of “setting”, or crouching low, when they found birds so hunters could throw their nets over them. After the development of the gun, breeders developed the dog so they would stand in the more traditional Pointer style. English Setters are still used as a hunting dogs today, as well as family companions.


New mounted on marble plinth bases


Height 10.50cm (4.13 inches)

Width 20.00cm (7.87 inches)

Depth 12.00cm (4.72 inches)

Stock No: 11395


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