VAL LAY. Enamel painted pearlware figure of a dog (possibly a spaniel) nursing two puppies. H: 4.125". Made in Staffordshire, c1825. This figure pairs with a lone male dog titled ROVER &. Placed side by side, the pair read ROVER & VAL LAY. Rover is known from a only a handful of examples; this is the only known figure of his family. Note the Sherratt-style bocage and base.
Myrna's enthusiasm for early Staffordshire figures is palpable in her writing and lectures. She is a member of the American Ceramic Circle, the English Ceramic Circle, and the Staffordshire Figure Association. Recently Myrna has lectured at:
The Mint Museum
The New York Ceramics Fair
The Staffordshire Figure Association
The Wolfson Children's Hospital Antiques Show
The China Students' Club of Boston
To schedule a lecture, please contact Myrna at 336-765-9091 or firstname.lastname@example.org