Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

jjay@timedancesby.com

Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Pug Figurines: PP539

C & B QUEEN PUG ( Antique Conta & Boehme German Porcelain Pug Dog ): In my 30+ years of pug collecting I have never found this largest model of Conta & Boehme Pugs that was either in good enough condition to buy – or I could afford to buy. Miracle of miracles – our New York “picker” and friend found this beauty among a pug collection auctioned by Doyle of N.Y. Better yet, she was won at an auction cost – even with all the extras – allowing me to offer her to you at a reasonable price. She wears a collar edged in blue with a gold stripe down the center, 5 large bells and a large bow at the back. These Victorian C & B Pugs were made by this German Porcelain Company in the latter part of the 1800’s, with the larger models much less common than the smaller 3" to 5" pugs. Because, unlike the finer Meissen & Dresden Pugs – made mostly for export, these pugs were made for common folk, they were not initially expensive and frequently did not bear the C & B hallmark. One might compare them to the Staffordshire dogs of England. It is difficult to tell the size of my pugs from a photo, even when the measurements are given. This is particularly true for C & B Pugs – all sizes being similar – though the molding does get more detailed in the larger models. To help you visualize the true large size, I have photographed one of the inside blowups with a normal sized soda pop can. There is no mark on the bottom except for an impressed “00” on the left front paw. I’m not sure what the green markings mean. Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Closely examined with a black light. Much of the gold paint has rubbed off, usually the case. Size: 8 Ύ” high, 9” long, 5 ½” wide.

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