Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

jjay@timedancesby.com

Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Pug Figurines: PP572

BASIL BEAUTY ( Vintage Basil Matthews Porcelain Pug Dog ): I was particularly pleased to have discovered this Basil Beauty as part of the sale of a pug collection offered to me. The only modern pugs I seek out are those of Matthews & Pearce. This is a special Matthews Pug due to the rarity of finding one seated on this type of plush pillow. Most are found on a blue-edged cushion. This pillow is aqua colored and decorated with purple, pink & white flowers. Matthews, who died in 1985, left behind a large variety of small hand painted creatures, but of course I love the pugs best of all. Each of their funny faces has a slightly different expression, but all have to make you smile. You can see his signature on the back of the pillow and the original sticker on the felt covered bottom.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total height 2 3/4. Pug: 2 1/8 high, 2 long.
Pillow: 2 1/2 long, 1 5/8 wide, 5/8 high.

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