Judy Jay's

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BASIL MATTHEWS BLACK BEAUTY ( Vintage Porcelain Basil Matthews Black Pug Dog ): As you may know from my offerings over the years, Basil Matthews Pugs are among my favorites. I have enough of them to completely fill one of the shelves of my small pug display case. I have a photo of that shelf showing my herd of little charmers and you will see that black Basil Matthews Pugs are a rarity. But in order to offer you a little variety I have decided to part with one. You can see that she is a precious little pup and her black color contrasts beautifully with her decorated cushion of blue bonnets and green vines. Matthews started producing his fanciful little figures in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, in 1946. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, along with several other honors. Now deceased (1985), his little beauties have become harder to find and even more valuable. You can see the “Basil Matthews” signature on the bottom. The green felt pad was missing so I put on a new one. I know a number of our pug collectors adore their black pugs and I have trouble finding ones to offer. Don't pass up this little Black Beauty!

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

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