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Pug Figurines: PP473

FAUX MEISSEN PUG PAIR ( Vintage Meissen Style Porcelain Pug Dogs ): Dating back to the 1700s, Meissen Pugs were so highly prized that they were copied by numerous other porcelain companies. Some contemporary companies, using a hallmark very similar to the famous Meissen crossed swords, tried to pass their pugs off as actual Meissens. Most, however, simply copied the pose and 18th Century appearance of the various Meissen pugs. I dont really know the history of these pugs, but I believe them to be early to mid 20th Century reproductions of the two Meissen pugs copied most often a male pug and a female pug, each seated on a flower decorated oval platform, with a pup peaking out from between moms legs. You can see the cropped ears and Victorian style maroon colored collars. The pugs are not hallmarked.

Condition: Excellent. No breaks, cracks or repairs. Both pugs have a light crazing of their glaze.
Size: 7 high, 6 long, base 3 wide for male, 3 wide for female. Pug pup 2 high.

 

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