Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

jjay@timedancesby.com

Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Pug Figurines: PP420

LOVE THAT MEISSEN PUG ( Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog ): Don’t you love the wonderful expression and soft brown eyes of this wonderful Meissen Pug? He brings pure pleasure to the eye. Meissen has made the finest hard paste porcelain figurines for close to 300 years. Though this pug was “ thrown” (molded) sometime since 1974 when Meissen started the 5 digit model system, the original mold was made in the 18th or 19th Century – having been preserved by Meissen artisans even through the worst of the WWII bombing of nearby Dresden. These pugs do have slightly longer muzzles and legs than our modern pugs, but it is remarkable how similar they are. Looking at my collection of Meissen pugs and hugging my own pugs makes me feel close to history. There are two special things about this pug – he is large enough to stand out nicely in your display case and he has the most delicate blue bow you can imagine. I have attempted to show it in my photos. It looks like it’s made of satin rather than porcelain. Impressed in the base is the model number “78746”, a “77 AE”, probably the molder mark and a red “2814” probably indicating the artisan who decorated him. Condition: Excellent. Size: 5 1/2” high, 5 1/2” long, 3” deep.

 

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