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Pug Figurines: PP596

OLD ENGLISH REPRO PUG ( Vintage Mottahedeh Porcelain Pug Dog ): This old fellow looked gray when purchased as part of a collection, but cleaned up beautifully and now looks like new. I’m fairly certain that this is one of two models of pugs made be Mottahedeh. For over 75 years this venerable company, famed for its reproductions, has been making fine hard paste, hand painted porcelain – generally based on antique Chinese and European classic dinnerware and figurines. This pug reminds me of the early English pugs, such as those made by Derby, seated on a plush light green platform with a gold fringe – and with their rounded faces. Also, Mottahedeh’s Chinese reproductions are commonly made of “gray body” porcelain to match that made in China and this pug, once cleaned, turned out to be a gleaming white color. He sports a light green collar and “Italy” is painted on the base.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: Pug 3 1/4” high, 2 3/4” long, 1 3/8” wide. Base 4” long, 3” wide, 1” high. Total height 4 1/2”.

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