Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

jjay@timedancesby.com

Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Pug Figurines: PP746

ENGLISH VACATION TIME! ( Antique German Porcelain Cat and Pug Dog Travel Souvenir ): This was someone's precious travel souvenir, probably a memoir from their trip to England in the late 19th or early 20th Century. Most of the porcelain travel souvenirs and fairing pieces sold in England in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras were made in Germany because they made them better and less expensively. I think Mr. Pug – with his camera, blue bow, top hat and suitcase – is hugging blue-eyed Mrs. Cat – with her golden bells – goodbye. The empty suitcase and upturned top hat might well have been made to hold cigarettes and matches by our lucky travelers. (Yes, there was a day long ago when smoking was very common.) The blue flowers around Mr. Pug's feet enhance the beauty of the piece. “Happy journey”, written in gold on the front of the suitcase, indicates it was sold from an English speaking country. However, impressed in the same area is “Glücklich reise” (Happy Journey in German) plus the stamp “Made in Germany” on the bottom. I am starting to sell pugs from my personal collection and this is one such pug piece. I hope one of you will enjoy it as much as I have.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: 6” high, 5” wide, 3 1/2” deep.

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