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Pug Figurines: PP472

CLASSY CLASSICAL STAFFORDSHIRE PUG PAIR ( Antique Staffordshire Porcelain Pug Dogs): Nineteenth Century Staffordshire Pug Dogs are rare. Clive Mason Pope’s “A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs” pictures only 3 different pugs (pp. 144 & 145), with this gorgeous pair head and shoulders above the others in quality, style and size. (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 Victoria’s favorite, in the 1830’s. Other breeds soon followed. They were known as “comforters”. Unlike most Staffordshire dogs, these pugs are beautifully molded with great detail. They sport gilded collars and gilt highlights in the grass between their legs. Glass eyes were first used in Staffordshire dogs in the 1860’s and they quickly became the most highly sought after. These are the only Staffordshire Pugs with glass eyes. Condition: Excellent. Very minor loss of the gold paint of the grass and color on pug on the left. The dark spot, seen on their backs just below their collars, is a gas release holes. No chips, cracks or repairs. It is rare to find a pair of these Classic Staffordshire Pugs in this kind of good condition. Don’t miss this chance to add them to your collection! Size: 12 1/2” high, 10” long, 4 3/4” deep.

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