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A wallie-dug on a mantel piece

Wallie-dugs are fantoosh variorums for ordinar makkit oot o cheenae (kent as wallie forby).[1][2] Thay uisually come in twasomes an pitten at aither side o the mantel piece.[3] They war common in the 19t yeirhunner[3] an makit in bulk at potteries sic as Powkshaws in Glesga or Portobello near Edinburgh.[4]

Dug feegures[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thay'r aftern pit thegither in pairs, decoratit wi a gowd chain an locket, an wi a creamy white coat.[5] The Wallie-dug wis a Victorian bourgeois status-seembol ornament: Nae mantalepeice wis feenishit wioot a pair o wallie-dugs guardin it. Wallie dugs war pit ontae windae sills an aw. Nouadays, Wallie-dugs ur collectors eetems.[6] Fae the 1720s, wallie dugs hiv bin pit thegither bi pottery factories in Staffoirdshire. The quality fur the modellin an pentin o the wallie dugs micht be sindry tae wan anither.[7] As popularity fur thaim went up in the 19t yearhunner, the quality stairtit tae gae doun.[8] Thoosands war pit thegither bit oreegionals in guid condeetion an thair richt pairins are nou haurder tae find. The feegures kept bein pit thegither until the 1920s an early models are better quality. Hounaiver, reproductions war still bein pit thegither in 2009.[9]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Wally Dug | Definition of Wally Dug by Oxford Dictionary on Lexico.com also meaning of Wally Dug" [Wally Dug | Defineetion o Wally Dug bi Oxford Dictionar on Lexico.com alang wi meanin o Wally Dug]. Lexico Dictionaries | English (in Inglis). Retrieved 18 Februar 2021.
  2. The Scots Magazine (in Inglis). D.C. Thomson. 1964.
  3. a b Crofton, Ian (2012). A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable [A Dictionar fur Scots Phrase an Fable] (in Inglis). Birlinn. ISBN 978-0-85790-637-3. Retrieved 22 Februar 2021.
  4. "Pollokshaws or Pollockshaws" (in Inglis). Pollockshaws Heritage Group. Archived frae the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 Juin 2013.
  5. Clive M. Pope (1990). A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs: A Potted History [A-Z o Wallie Dugs: A Pottit History] (in Inglis). Antique Collectors Club Limited. ISBN 978-1-85149-258-9. Retrieved 31 Mey 2013.
  6. Mcclafferty, Jane. "Staffordshire dogs" [Wallie dugs] (in Inglis). Antiques Council. Retrieved 1 Juin 2013.
  7. Adele Kenny (1997). Staffordshire Spaniels: A Collector's Guide to History, Styles, and Values [Wallie Dugs: A Collector's Guide tae History, Styles, an Vailyies] (in Inglis). Schiffer Publishing, Limited. ISBN 978-0-7643-0216-9. Retrieved 31 Mey 2013.
  8. Judith Miller (1 Mey 2008). Decorative Arts: Style and Design from Classical to Contemporary. Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-4053-3622-2. Retrieved 3 Juin 2013.
  9. "Wally dugs". Western Mail, Cardiff (in Inglis). 24 October 2009. Retrieved 3 Juin 2013.