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Pug Figurines: PP258

ENGLISH ARISTOCRACY ( Antique English Staffordshire Porcelain Pug Dog ): If you are an antique buff you will see a large number of Staffordshire King Charles Spaniels, but very rarely find a Staffordshire Pug. Clive Mason Popes "A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs" pictures only 3 different pugs (pp. 144 & 145), with this style pug my personal favorite. (Photo from book included.) He dates them circa 1880. Small potteries in the English county of Staffordshire started making large numbers of King Charles Spaniels, Queen Victorias favorite, in the 1830s. Other breeds soon followed. They were known as "comforters". Unlike most Staffordshire dogs, these pugs are beautifully molded with great detail and have lovely life-like glass eyes. Glass eyes were first used in Staffordshire dogs in the 1860s and they quickly became the most highly sought after. These are the only Staffordshire Pugs with glass eyes. They sport gilded collars and gilt highlights in the grass between their legs. ( PLEASE NOTE: HE MAKES AN EXCELLENT PAIR WITH #PP181) Condition: Very Good. There is a very fine crack in the glaze on the left (back) haunch and a 1 cm. chip of the edge of the base in the same area (both shown in photo but sold separately). Size: 12" high, 10 1/2" long, 4 3/4" deep

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