Judy Jay's

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Phone: 210-690-8454

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Pug Figurines: PP583

PRECIOUS PAIR ( Vintage Basil Matthews Porcelain Pug Dogs ): Basil Matthews’ Pugs seated on this nice floral decorated light aqua colored stuffed pillow are found much less commonly than his pugs seated on a blue edged cushion. These pugs are slightly larger than those on a cushion and the have a much more accentuated ruff. I don’t know the reason for these subtle differences. Perhaps these were any earlier version. Anyway, WOW! This is the first such pair of this style I’ve had the great pleasure of offering. One seldom finds any of Matthews’ Pugs in their original pairs. (I’m not sure they were all made in pairs to start with.) What they do all have in common is their own special comical face. His pugs are hand modeled and hand decorated, so no two are exactly the same. They all have a touch of whimsy that makes you smile. Matthews started producing his little fanciful figures in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, in 1946. Now deceased (1985), his beauties will become harder to find and even more valuable. No pug collection is complete without one – or a pair. Both these pugs bear his signature hallmark on the back of the pillow and their original Basil Matthews sticker on their felt covered base.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: Pugs – 2 1/4" high, 2” long. Total height 2 7/8”.
Pillows roughly 2 1/4" long, 1 3/4" deep.

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