2 large Staffordshire china dogs, sometimes called pot dogs - mantelpiece dogs, or Wullie dogs (in Scotland). They come in many shapes and sizes, sometimes painted in black or rust on white, and are based on the King Charles Cavalier spaniel. Queen Victoria popularised these spaniels, particularly with her famous dog called 'Dash'. They were made from c1840 to about 1900. The dogs above have glass eyes which is unusual, and have a haughty expression. They were made in the latter part of the 19th century.