A dog enamel pin by William Bishop Ford.The miniature has been set into a gold coloured metal. There are no gold hallmarks. Signed W B Ford and dated 1867. Ford was a specialist painter of miniature enamels, he was a pupil and assistant of William Essex who was famous for his dog enamels. William Essex was appointed Enamel Painter in Ordinary to Princess Augusta, Queen Victoria and HRH Prince Albert.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: Weight boxed 20gm, pin 4gm, Length 6.4cm boxed, pin 3.6cm, Width 3.5cm boxed pin 2cm.