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BASIL WANNA BE ( Miranda Smith Porcelain Pug Dog ): I thought it would be fun to post this Basil Matthews style pug by his former student, Miranda Smith, along with one of Basil’s Beauties. Smith studied with and worked for Matthews at his Wolverhampton pottery. Since his passing she has started to create small animal figurines in the style of Matthews. They are similar, having a simple charm with a touch of whimsy, but are slightly smaller and less detailed. They are also considerably less expensive – Matthews’ pugs having increased in collectibility since his passing. These pugs, seated on plush flower decorated pillows, are individually molded and hand painted, so no two are alike. It bears her signature “MIRANDA C. SMITH” and – who knows – may someday be as sought after as those by Matthews. Condition: Excellent. Price: 2 3/8” high, 1 3/4” long, 1 3/8” wide.


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