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Chelsea Style Porcelain Dogs

Posted Saturday, January 21 by Brian

HI,

I BOUGHT THESE PUPS A FEW YEARS AGO AND I DO NOT KNOW WHO THE MAKER IS OR IF THEY ARE WORTH ANYTHING. THEY ARE ABOUT THREE INCHES HIGH. IF YOU COULD HELP ME, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

THANKS,

MAR
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The anchor mark shown below is one of the most widely copied marks, along with the Meissen crossed swords and the Capo-di-Monte "Crowned N". The anchor mark was originally used for British porcelain made at Chelsea. The gold anchor was used by Chelsea from 1756-69. But as I have said it has been copied for more than a hundred years, by other companies trying to capitalize on the popularity of Chelsea ware. There are far more "Chelsea style" pieces available than genuine pieces from the 1700's.

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A nearly identical single dog recently sold on Ebay for $99 (item number 7381491149). The person listing it said it is a "barrister poodle". I wasn't able to find any other references to that term, so I don't know if it is correct or not. It was slightly larger, about 4 inches high.

If yours are older copies, they still might be worth several hundred dollars. Newer copies might bring $150 or so for the pair in a retail environment.

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