Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

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Phone: 210-690-8454

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Pug Figurines: PP377

MARVELOUS MEISSEN MOPS ( Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog ): What makes Meissen Pugs so special? Let me count the ways. Meissen is the most famous Western porcelain manufactory. They were the first to discover the Oriental secret for making the highest quality hard paste porcelain in 1710 and pugs (or the German “Mops”) were among their most popular figurines from the beginning – both by themselves and as part of human groupings. Many were made by Johann Joachim Kändler – the most famous Meissen artist. Meissen has remained active, even during its years under Communism. The famous pug molds, made in the 18th & 19th Centuries, continue to be used to this day. Meissen employs the finest porcelain molders and artists and their pugs continue to be of the highest quality. The number they produce each year is quite limited, helping to maintain their rarity and value. This lovely lady is great for collectors – large enough to be easily visible in a collection, but not nearly as expensive as the larger Meissen Pugs. And she has the added value of being adorned with 5 golden bells and a golden buckle on her blue collar. Besides the famous Meissen Crossed Swords Hallmark, she has the model “78694” impressed in her base and the decorator’s red “3210” painted there. Condition: Excellent. Size: 2 3/4” high, 3” long.

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