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Miscelaneous depictions of Irish Wolfhounds and Scottish Deerhounds
(Compiled by Steve Tillotson, Jan 2013)

The following three images are from the Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue, Volume 3 By Great Exhibition, Robert Ellis (F.L.S.), Great Britain. Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851

1. An occasional table
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An occasional table - the centre of the stretcher ornamented by a group representing the desctuction of the wolf by the Irish wolf dog

2., A teapoy
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A teapoy: this article, forming a receptacle for foreign produce, has been designed to represent the ancient commerce of Ireland: accordingly, a figure of Commerce is placed on the summit, surrounded by the exports of Ireland. Emblematical bustos, copied from Flaxman's figures on the south front of the Customhouse, Dublin, representing the four divisions of the earth, embellish the four corners; and behind each, on the lid of the teapoy, are groupings characteristic of the military, scientific, and literary genius of the four great divisions of the ancient world. The intermediate spaces contain specimens of their most remarkable vegetable productions. The front panel, in bas-relief, represents Hibernia inviting Commerce (symbolized by a Tyrian merchant-galley) to the shores of Ireland : She is seated beneath the basalt clifls of the Giant's causeway,—the giant deer on the heights.

3. A Chair
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The elbows of the chair formed by wolf dogs—one at ease and recumbent, with the motto on the collar, "Gentle when stroked;" the other irritated, with the counter motto, "Fierce when provoked."

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