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Item: Description: Price:

PP752

SPECIAL JUST FOR YOU, MOM ( Eve Pearce Porcelain Pug Dog ): This young Pearce Pug is all ready for Christmas. Dressed up in her Santa Stocking Cap, she is looking up at her Mom (or Dad) and saying “I have this special gift just for you”. Really sweet! I don't know how Eve makes her complex bows and realistic looking fur on the Santa Cap. Just part of the Pearce magic! Eve molds each of her pugs individually by hand from hard paste porcelain and hand paints them, so yours will always be unique. Her hallmark can be seen on the base. There are felt pads on the bottom to prevent scratching. Add this charmer to your Holiday decorations.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 4 3/4” high, 2 1/8” wide, 3” deep.

SOLD!

PP437

REST TIME ( Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog ): This is a charming pose that our pug, Jade, commonly takes when resting. I particularly like this Meissen model because it is unusual among figurines. This particular pug has an unusually sweet expression on her face. I can't remember seeing any other pugs thus posed. Also notice the delicately molded and positioned front paws. Though I can't be sure, I would guess this pug is among those originally made by Meissen in the 1700's. That is the period when most of their pugs in other than the common sitting and standing positions were first molded. A feature I love on all Meissen Pugs is their “beauty marks”. It draws the historical tie between our own pugs and those of centuries ago. This pug has the classic light blue Meissen collar. It has the five digit model number “78626” impressed in the base indicating it was made from its antique mold sometime since 1974 when Meissen switched from three to five. The “3 AB” indicates when it was “thrown” in the early 2000's. The tiny black “3202” is probably the artist's number and the famous Meissen blue crossed swords hallmark is in the center. A marvelous and relatively rare addition for your collection.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: 3 1/4" long, 1 5/8” wide, 1 3/8” high.

$375.00

PP510

BARON VON 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 varied from around 2” high up to 8” or 9” high. This is an average sized pug, but the C & B standing pugs are much less common than the sitting pugs. He has “1501” and the Roman numeral “I” imprinted on the bottom of the right paw and “35” on the left. A wonderful addition to any pug collection.

Condition: Very good. This pug has some light scratches, small scuffs on left cheek and both hips and a firing crack under the right foreleg. The outer gold is worn off the bells – almost always the case in antique pugs since gold was cold painted after firing. These alone would be of little consequence as to value, but when checked with a black light I discovered the last 1/3 of the tail had been professionally repaired. (see photos) It looks great but that defect lowers the value and that is reflected in the price.
Size: 5” high, 5 1/2” long, 2 1/2” wide.

$275.00

PB141

THE MACHO PUG & THE PEEPING CAT ( Vintage Bermann Vienna Bronze Pug & Cat Figurines): Our pug is showering off after an afternoon dip in the sea and showing off his powerful physique, while the naughty Peeping Tom Cat is looking at our hero in the buff through a knot hole in the shower stall wall. SHAME! Made by the F. Bermann Bronze Works of Vienna, trademark on bottom (“F.B.” over a “W”), producing since 1850. I first saw this pug in a shop window in New York and just couldn't resist the purchase. It makes me laugh out loud!

Condition: Excellent.
Pug 1 1/2” tall, Cat 1 5/8” tall, total height 3 1/4”, width 2 3/4”, depth 1 3/8”.

$150.00

PP625

HOWDY, PILGRIM! ( Eve Pearce Porcelain Pug Dog ): I don't know how Eve did it, but she has captured the classical John Wayne stance in this rough and ready Cowboy Pug. As a Texan, I'm proud to say that Eve made this Cowboy model at my suggestion – one for me and one for you! I love the over-sized Stetson, bright red bandanna and detail in the six-shooter and bullet packing belt. Pearce’s pugs are made from hard paste porcelain, not from molds, but modeled by hand – so there are no two alike, especially for custom made pugs such as this one. Yours will always be unique. You can see Eve’s hallmark on the underside. There are felt pads on the bottom to prevent scratching.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 4 3/4” high, 2 1/4” wide, 3 1/4” deep.

SOLD!

PP581

A WINNER! ( Antique Porcelain Pug Dog Fairing Piece ): This is a wonderful white porcelain pug from the Edwardian era (early 1900’s). These pugs were made for prizes at English fairs and as travel souvenirs. Impressed in the back of the base is “Germany” and “3960”. Germany made many of the porcelain fairing pieces and travel souvenirs for England in the Victorian and Edwardian eras because Germany made them better and less expensively. This pug is decorated with a light blue collar and blue bows on the light yellow basket. The puppy pugs are painted gold. The mom has a hand decorated face and is seated on a burnt orange base. She is posed to display. These pugs were reproduced in the 1980’s by Fitz and Floyd – a tribute to their popularity. The “repros” are easy to differentiate from the antiques – they have darker brown baskets and the pups are white. Why don't you become this pug's winner?

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Some of the gold paint has worn off the puppies – almost always the case with the cold painted gold on antique pugs.
Size: Pug 5” high, 4” long and 2 1/2” deep. Base 4 1/2” long, 2” wide and 1/2” high. Total height 5 1/2”.

$225.00

PP574

MATCH MAIDEN: ( Antique Porcelain Pug Dog Match Holder ): This is a lovely Porcelain Pug Dog Maiden carrying a basket on her back. The basket is attached to her by a beautiful blue ribbon with a big bow in the front. She is actually a match holder with the back of the basket being the striking surface. The previous owner placed a bouquet of what look and feel like pussy willows in the basket and they are included. She is very nicely modeled and hand painted. I would guess that she is late Victorian. What a sweet expression on her face!

Condition: Very good. There are fine cracks in the basket (see photos).
Size: 4” high, 4” long, 2” wide.

$100.00

PP741

SURPRISE, MOM! ( Eve Pearce Porcelain Fawn Pug Dog ): Look what popped out of mom's new hat box, scattering tissue paper everywhere in her haste to make an appearance. I'm sure this pug puppy will make a wonderful gift for the lucky lady. This is the first time I have seen this Eve Pearce model. I love the playful humor it portrays. This fawn pug pops out of a pink and white striped hat box with a large baby blue bow on the top cover. It is set on a platform that looks like rock. Eve molds each of her pugs individually by hand from hard paste porcelain and hand paints them, so yours will always be unique. Her hallmark can be seen on the back of the platform. There is a felt pad on the bottom to prevent scratching. A wonderful addition whether you collect pugs or all breeds of Eve Pearce dogs.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 4 1/2” high, 6 1/2” wide, 4” deep.

$350.00

PP733

KÄMMER BLACK PRINCE ( Rudolph Kämmer Dresden Style Porcelain Black Pug Dog ): One rarely sees Antique Black Pugs – probably because there were very few live black pugs until the end of the Victorian era. The pugs made by the Rudolph Kämmer Porcelain Manufactory of Volkstedt, Germany, (originally founded in 1862) are not antiques, nor made from antique molds – as are the Dresden Thieme & Meissen Pugs. This accounts for the lower cost. However, they do have the appearance of antique pugs, are made from the finest German hard paste porcelain, are beautifully molded and decorated and have the largest and loveliest golden bells on their burnt orange collars. This handsome lad makes a lovely mate to PP734 listed below. High quality Black Pugs are hard to find. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Condition: Excellent. No cracks, chips or repairs.
Size: 7 3/4" high, 8 1/2” long, 5” deep and 7 large golden bells 5/8” in diameter.

$350.00

Each

$600.00

For The Pair

PP734

KÄMMER BLACK PRINCESS ( Rudolph Kämmer Dresden Style Porcelain Black Pug Dog ): This beautiful female black Dresden Porcelain Pug Dog was made by the Rudolph Kämmer Porcelain Factory of the Thuringia region of Germany. Famous for its porcelain since 1862, Kämmer - along with Meissen, Thieme and Nymphenburg - are the four German porcelain factories making the highest quality hard paste porcelain pugs. Each is hand painted by the finest porcelain artists using the 18th century style pugs - longer legs and muzzle and cropped ears. My favorite Kämmer Pug features are the large gold bells on the burnt orange collars and the soft brown eyes - just like those of our pug. The Kämmer pugs are less expensive than similar sized Meissen & Thieme Pugs because they are made from post WWII molds, as opposed to the antique molds the others have retained. This lovely lady makes a lovely mate to PP733 listed above. High quality Black Pugs are hard to find. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: 8" high, 8 1/4" long, 4 3/4" deep and 7 large golden bells 5/8” in diameter.

$350.00

Each

$600.00

For The Pair

PP658

WHAT A SURPRISE! (Vintage Basil Matthews Porcelain Pug Dog ): Basil Matthews was a master at making and hand decorating small porcelain animal figurines – often with a touch of whimsy. Amazingly, each of Matthews’ Pugs has its own expression and says something different to me. This one looks surprised – and it is not an altogether pleasant surprise. Probably mommy coming home with another kitten. Aren't four enough! How 'bout a little attention to me! The cushion she is seated upon is decorated with red roses. Since all of his figurines were hand decorated, no two are exactly alike, so yours will always be unique. He 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. No pug collection is complete without at least one. You can see he has signed the piece and its original sticker on the bottom.

Condition: Excellent. No chips or cracks.
Size: 2 5/8” high, base 2 1/4” by 1 5/8”.

$100.00

PP621

ITALIAN DRESDEN ( Vintage Dresden Style Porcelain Pug Dog ): Can't afford antique or antique style Dresden Pugs? Then this fellow is for you! Yes, this is a Dresden Pug - elongated muzzle and legs, cropped ears, white with gray spots, seated with face turned, high quality hard paste porcelain and hand painted. He is almost an exact duplicate in size and molding of the 7” Thieme Dresden Pugs you can see on these pages and in our Pug Museum only his decoration is less detailed. Why is he priced so low? Because he is an Italian Dresden – very lovely, but not quite the quality found in the German Dresden Pugs. This is a 1974 model imported from Italy by Seymour Mann, Inc. – best known for porcelain dolls. On the base it says “Museo, First Edition”, “© Seymour Mann Inc”, “1974”. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase a Dresden Pug at a very affordable price!

Condition: Excellent. Small round black spot on tail (see photo).
Size: 7” high, 7” long, 4 1/2” wide.

$95.00

PP727

KING OF THE C&B PUGS ( Antique Conta & Boehme German Porcelain Pug Dog ): This Pug represents the largest of the male Conta & Boehme seated pugs – very rare and hard to come by. I spotted this one at a Houston Antique Show many years ago and he has been gracing a shelf in my display case ever since. I am now in a point in my life where I must find new homes for my beauties and it is painful. Most pug owners have been told “She’s so ugly she’s cute”. That phrase may fit these C & B pugs dating from the late 1800’s. With time they have become lovely in my eyes. This one sports a collar decorated with 2 blue stripes and a central gold stripe, along with 5 large bells and a large bow. He has the added bonus of having the impressed C & B Hallmark of an Arm bearing a Short Sword within a Shield on her left front paw along with a “6”. Her right front paw bears a “1560” and a “00”. The German Conte & Boehme Porcelain Company did not make the high quality, perfectly molded pugs like those produced in Meissen, Dresden & Nymphenburg. Their figurines of all types were made for the common folk and were originally relatively inexpensive so most were not hallmarked. They now have become prized collector items. It is thrilling to find a large one such as this with the hallmark!

Condition: Very good. When I got him home I examined him with a loop and black light. There is a professional repair in the tail area seen with black light. I can only see the small defect shown in my photo with my naked eye. There are roughened areas at the bottom of both pupils. I believe there were defects there which were painted over but they do not show by black light – so not sure. These flaws are reflected in the low price for this rare model. He has the usual loss of most of the gold paint from the bells though most remains on collar and bow. (Gold was cold painted after firing so it rubs off easily.) On the plus side there are no repairs to bells or bow, no firing cracks and none of the light scratches and scrapes usually present. He's a beauty!

Size: 8 1/2” high, 9 1/2” long, 5 1/4” wide.

$800.00

PP757

TEDDY & ME ( Eve Pearce Porcelain Black Pug Dog ): An all-time Pearce Pug favorite is this mommy pug with her Teddy Bear, first made only with a fawn pug but now Eve makes this popular model with black pugs as well. I love how Eve has positioned her – she has fallen asleep with her legs askew and cuddling her Teddy. Have you ever seen a more contented pug? Teddy's bright red bow looks great with both Teddy and mom. Pearce’s pugs are made from hard paste porcelain, not from molds, but modeled by hand – so there are no two alike. Yours will always be unique. You can see Eve’s hallmark on the bottom. There are felt pads there to prevent scratching.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 4 1/2” long, 3" high, 3 1/4” wide.

SOLD!

PP152

MAY I HELP YOU? ( Antique Conta & Boehme Porcelain Pug Dog Condiment Dispenser ): Wouldn’t you love to have this pair of darling pugs looking up at you from your kitchen table? Probably a little too dangerous, but this is still a functional Salt, Pepper & Sugar (or Splenda) dispenser. The brown pug has a removable head with an opening in the back of the neck. I assume the opening is to hold a small utensil. The white pug has an opening in the base for filling with old cork in place. Both pugs are wearing blue collars with golden bells and have gold chains down their fronts. The “basket” may have actually been more commonly used for mustard in the 19th Century. It, the pug holders and the handle are decorated with gold accents. On the bottom you can see the arm holding a short sword within a shield – Conta & Boehme’s well known hallmark – along with the model number “5794”. The Conta & Boehme Porcelain Company was established in Pössneck, Germany in 1790. Its glory days were from 1850 to 1890 when it became famous for its English Fairing Pieces. This may have been an unusually fancy Fairing Piece. Rare & Wonderful!

Condition: Excellent. No cracks, chips or repairs. Amazing!
Size: Total: 3 5/8” high, 3 3/4” wide, 4” deep. Brown pug (minus base): 3” high, 1 3/4” wide, 2” deep. White pug (minus base): 2 1/2” high, 1 1/2” wide, 2” deep. Basket: 2 3/4” wide, 2” deep, 1” high in front.

$200.00

PB122

ENGLISH GENT ( Fritz Berman Vintage Vienna Bronze Pug Dog ): OK, this English Gentleman Pug is a little down on his luck and out-of-pocket but he still puts on a good front with his top hat (slightly mashed), collar with bow tie and fancy Sherlock Holmes style pipe. I wonder if he barks with an English accent? He was made in the 1990's by the Fritz Bermann Bronze Company founded in 1850. You can see the Bermann hallmark on the bottom - “F B” over “W”. The “W” is for “Wein” - Vienna. Though relatively newly cast, his mold probably date back to the early 1900's. One of my rules for pug collecting is to choose pugs that will always make you smile – and he certainly does that!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 7/8” high, 1 3/8” deep, 3/4” wide.

ON HOLD!

PP139

BUTTERFLY & THE BEAST ( Antique Bisque Porcelain Pug Dot Match Holder ): This Victorian Pug looks like he is ready to jump out of the way when the large lovely butterfly at his feet takes off. You can tell he is a 19th Century Pug from his clipped ears, longer muzzle and longer legs. He sits on a decorated grassy base in front of a match holder basket. The woven surface serves as the striker. The pug and base are beautifully molded with great detail. The matte finish of bisque porcelain gives a soft look to the pug's coat. Bisque is more delicate than glazed porcelain, making it even more unusual for a piece such as this to be in such good condition. There are letters and numbers o the base along with an “R” in a box hallmark. (see photos) I do not know the company. I have never seen another of this pug model in all my years of collecting. He is truly rare and beautiful.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3” high, 3 1/2” wide, 3” deep.

$250.00

PM121

COMPLIMENTARY PUG ( Antique Pug Paperweight ): This charming, gold painted Pug in a Barrel was made by the Lancaster Silver Plate Company of Lancaster, PA. Since it burned down in 1893 we can assume he was made at an earlier date. Few Americans of that time could afford the luxury of Sterling Silver items so Silver Plated ware was very popular. This pug, with his tail poking out of a knothole in the barrel, has “Compliments Lancaster Silver Plate Co” printed around the base. He has lovely amber colored faceted crystal eyes. I believe such eye-catching items were given to dealers to help advertise their company's wares. This charmer could be set on a counter for customers to admire or be used by the boss as a paperweight. In any case, he will make a rare and eye-catching pug for your collection!

Condition: Very good. A significant amount of the gold paint has rubbed off, but what can you expect for a 125 year old pug?
Size: 3 1/2” high, barrel roughly 1 1/2” in diameter, base 2 1/4” in diameter.

$125.00

PP184

AUSTRIAN TERRA COTTA TREASURE ( Antique Austrian Terra Cotta Pug Dog ): I always look at the Terra Cotta Pugs at antique shows we attend, but they are usually either too expensive or too badly damaged. Terra Cotta (baked earth) is unglazed, earth colored, hard baked clay. It is the softest material used to make antique pugs and thus the most easily chipped, cracked or just plain broken. Repairs are often obvious. That is why I was thrilled when I found this reasonable priced, charming Terra Cotta Pug in remarkably good condition. He has a somewhat humorous expression on his face with golden glass eyes. He was filthy when purchased but, after a bath, he looked quite wonderful so he remained in my personal collection for many years. He wears a burnt orange collar with a buckle in front. He is very nicely molded with Victorian style cropped ears. The great majority of these pugs were made in Austria in the latter half of the 19th Century. They are unmarked and weren’t meant to be expensive, but have become so due to their rarity – particularly in this kind of condition. A treasure for any pug collection!

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: 4 1/2” long, 2 3/4” high, 2” deep.

$400.00

PP706

MEISSEN’S THREE PLAYFUL PUGS ( Vintage Meissen Porcelain Pug Dogs ): This Meissen grouping of three playful pugs represents - in my opinion - Meissen’s finest pug motif figurine. It was modeled in the mid-1700’s by Johann Joachim Kändler, generally acknowledged as the greatest German porcelain modeler of all time. He was the prime Meissen artist from 1733 to 1775. Pugs were a favorite of August the Strong of Saxony (founder of Meissen) and his aristocratic friends. Thus they were also a favorite of Kändler - often appearing at the feet or on the lap of his human figurines. These 3 pugs epitomize the special skill Kändler had for molding animals in action. We can all recognize how realistic the playful positions of these pugs are. The collars are blue and all bear the golden bells that add beauty and value to Meissen pug figurines. The Meissen Manufactory, located 25 km from Dresden, escaped the WW II destruction of almost all Dresden porcelain companies, allowing us to continue to appreciate Meissen’s great 18th & 19th Century porcelains. Meissen pugs are made of the finest hard paste porcelain and decorated by some of Germany’s finest porcelain artists. Besides bearing the famous Meissen crossed swords hallmark there is a blue "78836" (the model number) and an impressed “141D”. The “D” indicates it was “thrown” in 1983 from the the original mold dating back to the mid-1700's. The yellow painted “23” probably designates the artist. The pugs are gallivanting on a grass-covered base with the unusual addition of 5 purple flowers with their leaves. The pugs may appear white but are actually a very light fawn color. Make this classic piece part of your collection!

Condition: Excellent. No cracks, chips or repairs.
Size: Each pug is 3 1/2" long and 1 3/4" to 2 1/2" high. The base is 6 1/2" long, 4" wide & 7/8" high. Total height - 3 1/2".

$1900.00
 

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