This painted relief carved panel really makes me want an English Pointer companion, and to head out together on long walks through the countryside! (Of course there are tall boots and a hunter green jacket and maybe a plaid wool scarf too that accompany this vision!) I think the soft green and brown and blue of the painted background are just right here, giving a bit of a sense of moody weather while perfectly setting off this wonderfully carved and painted dog, mid-step, with the angles of raised with snout and tail mirroring each other. Lovely.
8 3/16" x 5 1/4" x 11/16" and in very good condition, with some scattered surface spotting to the background, which I don't think detracts at all. Definitely this has some age to it, I might guess 1920s-40s.