Judy Jay's

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BASIL'S BLACK BEAUTY ( Vintage Basil Matthews Porcelain Black Pug Dog ): I own and have sold many Basil Matthews Pugs over the years, but black ones are very rare. She has a precious expression on her face – somewhat comical as are most of the Matthews Pugs – and is seated on a light blue cushion decorated with large red flowers and green leaves. A gold stripe separates the blue cushion from the flowered top. Since his figurines were all hand decorated, no two are exactly alike, so yours will always be unique. Matthews started producing his fanciful little figures in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, in 1946. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, along with several other honors. Now deceased (1985), his little beauties have become harder to find and even more valuable. The green felt pad usually found on the bottom of Matthews' Pugs was missing. I replaced it so it will not scratch. No pug collection is complete without at least one Basil Matthews Pug – and preferably more. Don’t miss out on this rare Black Beauty!

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Feint crackling of the cushion top indicates it is one of Matthews' older pugs.
Size: Total height 2 5/8". Pug 1 7/8” high, 1 3/4” long. Base 2" long, 1 3/4” deep.

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