Sunday, May 10, 2009

Royal Doulton Black Labrador

This beautiful figurine is better known as "The Bumblikite of Mensergh". The black lab is one of the most beloved of all the dog species. Labs, in general are kind and loyal companions. And I would know...I had one for a wonderful 16 sweet baby Breezy dog. This particular Royal Doulton figurine is hard to find and highly sought after. The Bumblikite was designed by John Bromley and measures 5" tall by 7" long. His color is glossy camera gave a few of the pictures a brownish tint...there is NO BROWN in this lab! Just my camera acting up...or perhaps it was user error but it is so much easier to blame it on the camera! Like the Cocker Spaniel, the Black Lab is available locally at Antiques Emporium or online at Ruby Lane.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Royal Doulton Cocker Spaniel

Darby and I recently acquired a small collection of Royal Doulton dog figurines and I will be showing them off in my blog as I list them for sale in my Ruby Lane store. I listed the Cocker Spaniel first. He is truly gorgeous and does have a soulful expression...though I think they all do.

I am a HUGE dog fan. Have you ever noticed that DOG is GOD spelled backwards? I think there is something to that. But I digress. (I do that alot...) My main expereince with cocker spaniels stems from high school. My best friend, also named Laura, had a cocker spaniel who would...uhhh....lose control of her bladder everytime I came over. I am quite sure her mother was thrilled at my arrival. However, that aside, she was a sweet dog...very happy with a wiggly tail. Cockers have docked tails so when they are excited their whole bottom wags. SO cute. For those of you who are local, all 8 of the Doulton dogs (doesn't THAT sound hoity toity...) are available for your viewing (and purchasing...) pleasure at our booth at Antiques Emporium at Cameron Village. For our online readers, I plan to list them gradually over the next 2 weeks.