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Pug Figurines: PP680

PRINCE PUG ( Antique Conta & Boehme Porcelain Pug Dog ): Look at the way this pug stands so proudly. He is obviously pug royalty with his blue and gold striped collar bearing 5 large bells and a large bow. Conta & Boehme was a well known German Porcelain Company during the latter half of the 19th Century - best known for their “fairing” pieces given out as prizes at English country fairs. They also made a large number of pugs which were relatively inexpensive when made – not of the quality of the more famous Meissen & Dresden Pugs. It is for this reason most are not hallmarked. Their size varies from around 2” high up to 8” or 9” high. This is one of their larger than average sized pugs having more detail in the molding. The standing pugs are much more rare than the sitting pugs. Don't let this Prince of a Pug get away!

Condition: Very good. There are superficial scratches on the muzzle, head and tail and three professionally repaired bells, two of which can only be detected by use of the black light. Some of the gold is worn off the bells – almost always the case in antique pugs. The scratches and gold loss do not lower the value, but the price does reflect the repaired bells.
Size: 6 1/4” high, 8 1/2” long, 3 1/2” wide.

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