This unique and interesting Victorian porcelain dog figurine is also modelled on a portrait of a famous Newfoundland dog done by Edwin Landseer in 1838.
The painting, entitled “A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society” was a portrait of a Newfoundland dog, who was credited with saving over 20 people from drowning.
After this remarkable feat, the dog was made an honorary member of The Humane Society, thus the name of the portrait.
This exquisite dog figurine shows the dog reclining on a plinth that looks much like a bridge.
The dog’s front paws overhang the “bridge”, perhaps as an indication of the breed’s great size.
This wonderful dog also appears to be “smiling,” which is definitely in accordance with his disposition, and again, an indication of a job well done.
This figurine measures 4″ tall x 5 3/4″ long x 2 1/2″ wide. It is done in a high gloss finish in white with touches of black, gray, caramel around his eyes, and a red mouth and tongue.
He is covered in a glorious abundance of swirling fur lines, and he is in excellent condition.
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