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PP761

PEARCE PARTY PUGS ( Eve Pearce Porcelain Pug Dogs ): A custom made Pearce Pug masterpiece, this comes from my personal collection. Despite the scene of chaos, you'll note that three of the pugs are surprisingly well behaved. Only one devilish little fellow (undoubtedly related to our Jade) has caused all that chaos. He has systematically knocked a Raisin Cake, Cherry topped tarts and some of the scones off of the table top for his friends to sample. He is just about to slide off another plate with a tart on it. I hate to see what it looks like when the Tier Cake tumbles off! Eve molds each of her pugs individually by hand from hard paste porcelain and hand paints them. Her hallmark can be seen under the table cloth at the back. There is a felt pad on the bottom to prevent scratching. Give yourself a one-of-a-kind Birthday Present!

Condition: Excellent. Warning for shipping – it is heavy!
Size: 9 1/2” wide, 7 1/2” deep, 5 1/4” high. Pugs 2 1/2” to 3” long.

$600.00

PP700

PRAYERFUL MEISSEN PUG ( Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog ): Meissen pugs, though beautifully molded and decorated, are not known for their personality. This medium sized fellow is an exception. He has a very expressive face. He is looking up at his master or mistress and either praying for a treat or praying that he is not going to get in trouble for the table lamp he knocked over. (A true story.) The German Meissen Porcelain Company was the first European company to develop the method for making hard paste porcelain (1710). You can see in our photos the delicate feathering of the facial hair and the ever present “beauty mark' on his cheeks. He wears the classic light blue colored collar bearing five gold bells. The dark photo of his flank shows the fine coat of hair that Meissen incorporates into the glaze. On his base you can see the iconic Crossed Swords hallmark along with the model number “78519”. The red “542” is the artist who decorated him. The “74” indicates the artist who made the figurine. It is followed by a combined “HB” which shows the date it was made. My list only goes to 2003 so it was some year between then and 2013 when I purchased him from a Meissen dealer. Pug figurines were an early favorite of the Saxony upper class. Though almost all the Meissen Pugs you see today were “thrown” in the late 20th or early 21st Century, the molds they were made from date back to the 1700's and 1800's. That, along with their quality, is what makes them among the most prized porcelain pugs. That history shows that our favorite breed has been popular and has changed little over the last 300 years.

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

SOLD!

PP486

STAFFORDSHIRE “BLACK” BEAUTIES ( Antique Staffordshire Porcelain Pug Dogs ): Nineteenth Century Staffordshire Porcelain Pug Dogs in good condition are hard to come by. I’m sure you all see many of the Staffordshire King Charles Spaniels. Clive Mason Pope’s “A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs” pictures only 3 different pugs (pp. 144 & 145), with this gorgeous pair head and shoulders above the others in quality, style and size. (Photo from book included.) He dates them circa 1880. Small potteries in the English county of Staffordshire started making large numbers of King Charles Spaniels, Queen Victoria’s favorite, in the 1830’s. Other breeds soon followed. They were known as “comforters”, meant for the mantels of all Englishmen – high & low. Unlike most Staffordshire dogs, these pugs are beautifully molded with great detail. They sport golden collars and gold highlights in the grass between their legs. Glass eyes were first used in Staffordshire dogs in the 1860’s and they quickly became the most highly sought after. These are the only Staffordshire Pugs with glass eyes. Though these models come from the same or similar molds their coloring varies from light tan, as seen in the book photo, to dark gray-brown like these two. If you particularly like Black Pugs than these are the Staffordshire Pugs for you!

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Staffordshire figurines were inexpensive when made and firing defects, along with the ravages of old age are common. Someone took excellent care of this old pair.
Size: Pug on right 11 3/4” high, on left 11 1/2” high. Both 10” long, 4 3/4” deep.

SOLD!

PP381

I'M NOT UGLY! ( Antique Conta & Boehme German Porcelain Pug Dog ): 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. They become lovely in our eyes. This one sports a collar and bow decorated with blue stripes along with 5 bells. She has the added bonus of being one of the rare C & B Pugs having the impressed C & B Hallmark of an “Arm bearing a Short Sword within a Shield” on the bottom of her left rear leg along with “1560”, “37” and a “III” impressed in the base. The German Conte & Boehme Porcelain Company did not make the high quality, perfectly molded pugs like those produced in Meissen, Dresden & Nymphenburg. They were actually best known for the Fairing pieces they made for prizes at English Country Fairs. Their figurines of all types were made for the common folk and were inexpensive so most were not hallmarked. They commonly have firing flaws along with the ravages of old age. This old gal has survived relatively well.

Condition: Very good. No chips, cracks, repairs or firing defects but she has a lot of superficial scratches and scuffs. Most of gold rubbed off of bells.
Size: 4” high, 4 3/4” long, 2 1/4” wide.

$100.00

PP720

MATTHEWS MALE PUG ( Vintage Basil Matthews Male Porcelain Pug Dog ): Those of you who have visited our Pug Pages in the past know that I have handled a number of what I call “female” Basil Matthews Pugs, those seated on a cushion or pillow. However the standing Male Matthews Pugs are quite rare. I have seen around six in all my years of collecting – and purchased every one of them. Matthews made two types of males – a larger, heavily carved realistic looking one with a very light glaze and a smaller highly glazed one with the familiar comical face. This is one of the smaller glazed ones. 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. This fellow has the “Basil Matthews” signature on his belly though part of it is covered by a faded Basil Matthews sticker. This is the first male I have seen with a sticker. It is hard to read but what it says around the central “Basil Matthews” is “An Original Sculpture” and “Made in England”. A rare and wonderful addition to any pug collection!

Condition: Excellent. The usual crazing of the glaze. 
Size: 2 3/8” high, 2 1/2” long, 1” wide.

SOLD!

PB070

BIKER PUG ( Vintage Bermann Vienna Bronze Pug Dog ): This little Pug Biker (c. 1990's) looks pretty cocky sitting high on his motorcycle – despite the fact that the bike is balanced by its kick stand and his feet don't quite reach the petal controls. I like his attitude! He's probably looking for a Pug Biker Babe to occupy that seat behind his. It's a pretty fancy bike with the motor between the petals and wheels that turn. This was made by the F. Bermann Bronze Works of Vienna, producing Vienna Bronzes since 1850. Their gold hallmark is on the bottom of the motor (“F.B.” over a “W”). Take a ride with this cutie!

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

$90.00

PB115

ANTIQUE BERGMANN VIENNA BRONZE 10 PIECE PUG BAND ( Antique Vienna Bronze Pug Dogs ): It seems appropriate that the Viennese, famed for their music, should create this wonderful, whimsical pug motif which became very popular in the 1920’s and continues to hold the position of prominence in any collection of Vienna Bronze Pugs. When you click on the Maestro & Vocalist you will see the rest of the band - the String Section – Violin & String Bass; the Percussionists – Big Bass Drum, Cymbals & Triangle and the Horn Section – Flute, Natural Horn & Trumpet. Note the musical scores of the Maestro and Vocalist. This band is old enough to have the high quality molding of the lost wax technique and traditional polychrome cold painting – yet it has only mild paint loss and no broken parts – commonly found in the older bands. These pugs come from the Bronze Foundry of the most famous of Vienna Bronze artists of old – Franz Bergmann – founded in 1860. His famous Urn containing a “B” hallmark and “Austria” can be seen on the back of the String Bass, the base of the Bass Drum and the base of the Maestro and his music stand. A full band in good condition is a rare find!

Condition: Excellent. Mild loss of paint, mainly to the instruments. No breaks or missing parts.
Size: All the pugs are 1 1/2" to 1 5/8” tall with the instruments and the baton making some higher.

SALE!

$1000.00

$500.00

PP118

MY BUDDIES ( Antique Conte & Boehme Porcelain Pug Dog Pair ): These Conte & Boehme Pugs have lived in my pug display cabinet for over 35 years. When I purchased them I knew nothing about antique pugs, had never heard of Conte & Boehme and had little money. They were an extravagant purchase for me. I knew they had some flaws but they somehow spoke to me with their intense gaze. When I got them home I painted their collars and bells antique gold – not knowing that the cold painted gold on antique pugs is always partially rubbed off. I now know that 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 but now are very popular collectibles. Regardless of their flaws I have enjoyed their company over the years and now hope to find a good new home for this old pug couple. Won't you adopt them for a very reasonable price?

Condition: Fair. The glaze on the lower part of their bodies has black speckles – particularly the pug on the right. The collars and bells have been repainted. Their are firing cracks under the right front leg of each (see photo). On the good side they have no chips or significant scratches and they are very nicely decorated.
Size: The pug on the left is 5” high, the one on the right is 5 1/4” high. Both are 6” long, 2 3/4” wide.

SALE!

$200.00

$100.00

For The Pair

PP104

LARGE MEISSEN MOPS: ( Vintage Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog ): Meissen Porcelain Pugs have the most lovely expression on their faces and their faces have the most lovely decoration. They have the soft, expressive brown eyes with large black pupils that we see in our own pugs today and the finest depiction of their facial hair and “beauty marks”. The eyes are molded as well as colored. You can tell the Meissen artists who made the “Mops” molds dating back to the 1700’s and the Meissen porcelain artists who have decorated these pugs over the years have had a special fondness for their subjects, favorites of European royalty. You can also see why they remain the most valued and most valuable of porcelain pugs. This large Meissen Male Pug has the longer legs and muzzle, and cropped ears typical of pre-Victorian pugs. His coat has a faint fawn tinge and the hairs of his coat can be seen in his glaze – neither of which I am able to capture in my photos. He wears a blue collar with five golden bells. He has the famous Meissen crossed swords trademark of a type used since 1934. Embossed in his base is the model number “311” and molder’s number “106Y”. The three number model means he was made before 1974 when Meissen changed to five number models. Since he is relatively old for the Meissen Pugs I sell, I checked him with a black light and there are no repairs or defects. It is very difficult to come by the larger of the Meissen Pugs. Don't pass up this opportunity!

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: 7” high, 7 1/2” long 4” wide.

SALE!

$1500.00

SOLD!

PB137

THE PUG & THE POODLE ( Vintage Vienna Bronze Pug Dog ): This is the life! Our handsome Vintage Vienna Bronze Pug is being pushed on his sled by a poodle. You can tell by the detail in the sculpting of the pug, poodle and sled that this is an early 20th Century Vienna Bronze as opposed to the more mass produced new ones. And isn't it clever that I was able to photograph them sledding through snow banks here in Texas? The pug is holding a red rope attached to the front of the sled, probably helping to steady him as he sits so upright. The initials “KK” are impressed on the underside of the sled indicating it was made by the K K Kunst-Erzgiessere Foundry of Vienna founded in the mid 1800's. Let this pug ride on your pug shelf!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 3 1/4” long, 1 3/4” high, 3/4” wide. Pug & Poodle 1 1/2” high.

SALE!

$275.00

$100.00

PP391

HOW DO YOU DO? ( Antique Bisque Porcelain Pug & Spitz Nodder ): This German Antique Bisque Pug & White Spitz has always been among my favorites and you may have seen it on my site in the past. But this one is extra special! It is one of the quite rare “nodders”. The Spitz is the one who nods, you can see the head removed among my photos. It has a weighted bottom allowing it to nod on a metal rod through the neck. I have one in my personal collection, but beyond that this is only the second I have ever seen. Both dogs are very nicely molded. The Pug appears to be looking up at the Spitz, probably in awe about how he can nod! They are slip cast and the soft bisque surface is obtained by only giving it one final firing. There is the number "3" marked inside the open base. I hope you take this opportunity to add this relatively rare piece, in wonderful condition, to your pug collection.

Condition: Excellent. German-made with fine detailing.
Size: Pug 2 3/4” tall. Spitz 4 1/4” tall. Base 3 3/8” wide, 2” deep, 3/4” high. Total height 5”.

SALE!

$225.00

$50.00

PM185

AT HIS MASTER’S FEET ( Silver Plated Figural Pug Dog Toothpick Holder ): As a Texan, I would like to say this pug is standing by his master’s cowboy boot, but in truth it is the boot of a 19th Century gentleman. They are similar to those popularized by Beau Brummel. The heel of the boot bears the hallmark of the Meriden Britannia Company, formed in 1852 in Meriden, CT. The hallmark has the company name around a shield with a balance scale in it. It is stamped “42” – the model number. This model, with picture and number, can be seen in the 1886 Meriden Company catalog. (I saw a picture of the page.) Note how he has the longer muzzle and legs, as opposed to our modern pugs, and the cropped ears – all typical of the early Victorian Pug. He has a tiny padlock hanging from his collar.

Condition: Excellent. Minimal wear to the silver plate. No breaks or repairs.

Size: 3 3/8” high, 3 1/2" long, 2 1/4” wide. Pug 2 1/2” long, 1 5/8” high. Container in boot 1 1/2" deep, 1 1/4" diameter opening.

SALE!

$125.00

SOLD!

PB142

PUG LOVERS ( Antique Vienna Bronze Pug Dogs ): From my personal collection these darling Dancing Pugs were among my first Vienna Bronze purchases. It looks like he is whispering something in her ear and she has a very surprised look on her face. Might he be purposing marriage? These are larger than the usual Vienna Bronze Pugs from the early 1900's when they first started humanizing pugs. Their size makes them a charming addition for any pug collection.

Condition: Very good. There are some areas where the paint has rubbed off.
Size: 2 1/2” high, 1 5/8” wide, 3/4” deep.

SALE!

$125.00

SOLD!

PP626

LOVELY LADY ( Carl Thieme Dresden Porcelain Pug Dog ): This lovely Dresden Female Pug is made from one of only seven remaining Nineteenth Century Dresden Pug model molds of the Carl Thieme Porcelain Manufactory of Potschappel, Germany, a suburb of Dresden, established in 1867. The pug molds escaped the leveling of Dresden during WWII only because Potschappel is a suburb of Dresden. Their pugs are made of the finest hard paste porcelain and beautifully hand decorated just as they were 145 year ago. My photos can’t do justice to this beauty, but study the details of the molding. You can see the muscles and tendons of her legs. Though impossible to show in my photos - besides the painted hair, she has fine molded hair all over her body and tail. She has a lavender collar lined in gold bearing six gold bells. Thieme Pugs match the famous Meissen pugs in quality and most are larger. You can judge this pugs size in the photo with the soda can. Besides the Thieme hallmark I have pictured, she has “C1457T” impressed in the base of the tail and “75” painted in the glaze. Probably the model and artist’s mark. A Lovely Lady to add to your pug family.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks, scratches or repairs.
Size: 7" high, 7" long, 4 3/4” wide.

SALE!

$650.00

ON LAYAWAY!

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.

SALE!

$150.00

$75.00

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”.

SALE!

$150.00

$75.00

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.

SALE!

$300.00

ON LAYAWAY!

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.

SALE!

$500.00

ON LAYAWAY!

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.

SALE!

$150.00

$75.00

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.

SALE!

$250.00

SOLD!

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".

SALE!

$1500.00

SOLD!

 

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