Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

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Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Pug Figurines: PP555

CLASSIC SEATED STAFFORDSHIRE PUG ( Antique Staffordshire Porcelain Pug Dog ): If you are a serious Pug collector or serious Staffordshire Porcelain collector – this pug is for you. I recently discovered him on sale by a reliable Staffordshire dealer I know & for a reasonable price. My research on Staffordshire Pugs led me to the book “A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs” by Clive Mason Pope. He pictures only 3 styles of pugs, including this one. He dates it to 1875 (page 145 – see photo). They were made in small shops in Staffordshire, starting in the mid 1800’s and often decorated by children. They weren’t made for the export market – like the German pugs – but made for the mantles of ordinary Englishmen and often called “comforters”. Anthony Oliver, in his book on Staffordshires, said “Staffordshire Figures were the last genuine folk art produced in Britain.” Thanks to Queen Victoria – and by extension Staffordshire – dogs became part of English Victorian families. They only had to earn their keep by giving love and joy – just as our pugs today. Condition: Excellent. Nice creamy white color. Minor shrinkage line around the mold join (see photo). No chips or repairs. Fine crazing present. Some of the gold has worn off the locket on his black collar. Size: 9 1/4” high, 7” long, 4 1/2” deep.

 

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