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Pug Figurines: PP427 A & B

VICTORIAN "CAT-FACED" PAIR OF PUGS ( Antique Porcelain Pug Dogs ): Though we find the appearance and coloring of these pugs unusual today, this particular model was very popular in the latter part of the 19th Century. I believe these were made in Germany, though I’m not sure. They have the cropped ears generally found in pugs until Queen Victoria outlawed the practice. Pugs were one of her beloved breeds and she didn’t want them to suffer the pain. Though these pugs were probably not made as a pair, this mirrored duo makes a very nice display. The gilding of the bells on the collar could not take the heat required for glazing. It had to be “cold painted” after cooling and is almost always worn off the bells of antique pugs. Condition: Excellent except for wear of gold paint. No chips, cracks or repairs. Size: Pug on left 4 3/4" high, one on right 4 5/8” high. Both 3" long, 2 1/4” deep.

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