Rare Miniature Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Spaniel, Stamped "FORT DODGE," Iowa origin, circa 1870, molded figure of a seated spaniel with collar and locket, decorated with daubs of cobalt under a clear lead glaze. The figure's eyes are colored black. Impressed "FORT DODGE" on underside. Made at the Fort Dodge Pottery in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This potting firm was owned and operated by New York-trained potter, Martin White, and an investor, Richard Meigs. A rare figural example of Midwestern stoneware. Base chips. Fry to cobalt. Some in-the-firing lines to surface. H 2 1/2".