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
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