Judy Jay's

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Pug Figurines: PP325

HEAR THE BELLS RING ( Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog ): I like to think this pug of Royalty is ringing the bells on her collar rather than scratching for a flea. That’s so plebian! I am very fond of all pugs Meissen, but I particularly like those that display some action. Though I can’t prove it, I suspect this pug was originally molded by Johann Joachim Kaendler in the 18th Century. He was Meissen’s most famous of many great artists and was known for the sense of action he gave to his animals. Most Meissen Pugs are standing or seated in a stationary pose. Meissen pugs are made from the original 18th & 19th Century molds which were hidden by loyal Meissen workers during WWII. They continue to be made to this day of the finest hard past porcelain by some of the world’s best porcelain artists – thus maintaining their quality and their value. And adding to this pug’s beauty and value are the 5 golden bells on her blue collar with a buckle on the back. On her base is Meissen’s famous crossed swords hallmark, along with the model “733”, a “2” – probably the molder’s ID – and a painted “2374” – the decorator’s number. There is also what looks like an A up against a B. This may indicate the year made, but I can’t find it in my Meissen books. Don’t’ miss your chance to add this beauty to your collection. Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Size: 2 1/2” high, 2 1/2” long, 2” deep.

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