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Antique Silvered Bronze Hunting Dogs by Elkington 19th Century

antique bronze dog sculpture Elkington | Ref. no. 09299 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 09299
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This English silver plated bronze centrepiece depicting two hunting dogs dates from the 19th century is stamped with the name of t...

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This English silver plated bronze centrepiece depicting two hunting dogs dates from the 19th century is stamped with the name of the famous silversmith Elkington.

This lovely antique bronze dog sculpture by Elkington depicts a pair of good-sized bloodhounds on the trail of prey. One has his snout to the ground sniffing a trail with his tail up, the other has his head up as if catching the scent in the air. The level of detailing is fantastic and really brings the dogs to life.

Bloodhounds were originally bred for hunting deer, wild board and also for tracking people. The breed is renowned for its ability to discern human scent over great distances and even days later. This fabulous sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct and these qualities make it the favoured dog breed of police and law enforcement all over the world. This lovely antique bronze dog sculpture by Elkington shows these traits of the breed particularly well.

Elkington & Co was founded by two brothers George and Henry in the 1830s. The firm was very successful and became a prime producer of silver plating. They received various royal warrants and appointments and one of their most famous pieces, an electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler is displayed at the Victoria & Albert museum.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 24 x Depth 17

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 7 inches

Our reference: 09299

Elkington & Co
was a silver manufacturer from Birmingham, England.

The firm was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.

Over the course of history it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments. One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Bloodhound
The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar and, since the Middle Ages, for tracking people. Believed to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of Saint-Hubert, Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert.
 
This breed is famed for its ability to discern human scent over great distances, even days later. Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children, and lost pets.

Bloodhounds weigh from 36 to 72 kg (80 to 160 lbs). They are 58 to 69 cm tall at the withers. According to the AKC standard for the breed, larger dogs are preferred by conformation judges. Acceptable colours for bloodhounds are black, liver, tan, and red. Bloodhounds possess an unusually large skeletal structure with most of their weight concentrated in their bones, which are very thick for their length. The coat typical for a scent hound is hard and composed of fur alone, with no admixture of hair.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 24 x Depth 17

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 7 inches

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