I recently focused on transferware dog patterns. I suggested that many dog patterns are found on items intended for children. Here are a few that feature children and dogs. As you can see, I interspersed transferware patterns with photos of real children and dogs. Obviously, the relationship between children and dogs has not changed in the past nearly two hundred years!
|My Noble Dog 4.88 inch child's plate, ca. 1830|
|Child riding a noble dog|
|Faithful Fido 4.5 inch child's plate, ca. 1840|
|The Familiar Friend 7.25 inch child's plate, ca 1840|
|Probably Minton (1793-1872) 7.5 inch teapot stand, ca. 1825/I would call this pattern Trusted Friend as the dog is trusting the girl with her puppies./This pattern, of course, is not on an item intended for children.|
|Trusted Friend/ The dog is making sure the child doesn't go too close to the ocean|