This auction is for a vintage SylvaC tan ceramic dog ornament or novelty. Molded on the bottom are "Made in England" and "RdNo1246" and "813261". This figure was made by Sylvac Works during the 1930's, probably in Longton England. The dog is charming and whimsical. The figure stands about 4 1/2 inches high and is in very good condition. T are no cracks or crazing. T is a tiny pin head size chip on the back of one ear, and another chip about twice that size on the back of the other,These are not visible when viewed from the top or front. They can be seen on the pictures.The Sylvan Works factory was founded in 1894 by William Shaw and William Copestake and given the name of Shaw & Copestake. Hull changed the trade name to SylvaC in 1935. The factory continued until voluntary liquidation in May 1982. Their main production line was ceramic novelty animals, with a large cross-section of designs.They are no longer being produced as SylvaC ceased to trade in 1982. This would be a unusual and attractive item for a collector of ceramic dogs or Sylvac ceramics.
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