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PP715 A & B

DRESDEN DUO ( Carl Thieme Dresden Porcelain Pug Dog Pair ): The Carl Thieme Porcelain Company, established in 1867 in the Dresden suburb of Potschappel, is located just far enough away to have saved most of their 19th Century molds from the WWII destruction of Dresden. That is very fortunate for those of us who love pugs. To the best of my knowledge seven Thieme antique mops molds remain. This handsome pair are made from two of the seven. They are fawn colored with darker brown spots, black muzzles and yellow irises. They sport sky blue collars with five golden bells each and small bows in the back. And, of course, they have the elongated muzzle, longer legs and clipped ears of most antique pugs. The Thieme Dresden hallmark is at the rear of each. The male has the model “L713W” and the female “L712Y” impressed on the bottom. Made from hard paste porcelain, Thieme Pugs rank right up there with Meissen's in terms of quality. Don't miss this chance to add this lovely pair to your collection made from the rare actual antique molds.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: Each pug is 4 3/4" high, 4 3/4" long, 2 3/4” wide.

SALE!

$650.00

SOLD!

PP518

DASHING DRESDEN DUDE ( Vintage Carl Thieme Dresden Porcelain Pug Dog ): This handsome Dresden Male Pug has to be on the list for any serious pug collector. He was made by the Carl Thieme Porcelain Manufactory of Potschappel, Germany, a suburb of Dresden. These pugs are made from still existing 19th Century molds using the finest hard paste porcelain and beautifully hand decorated. As you can see he has longer legs and muzzle than our modern pugs and the pre-Victorian cropped ears. My photos can’t do justice to his beauty, but study the details of the molding. You can see the muscles and tendons of his legs and chest. Though impossible to show in my photos – besides the painted hair, he has fine molded hair within his glaze all over his body and tail. He wears a lovely gold trimmed lavender collar with 6 golden bells and a gold buckle. This style of Thieme Pug comes in males & females of two sizes. This is the larger and more detailed sized pug. Below the Thieme hallmark I have pictured is a painted “76”, probably denoting the artist. The “N1455H” impressed beneath the tail is probably the model number. Add this beauty to your pug family!

Layaway available for all purchases over $200.00.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks, scratches or repairs. A previous owner has thoughtfully placed felt pads on the base.
Size: 8 1/4” high, 8 1/2” long, 5 1/2” deep.

SALE!

$850.00

SOLD!

PP439

MODERN MEISSEN MASTERPIECE ( Eve Pearce Meissen Re-Production Porcelain Pug Dogs ): Meissen Pugs have easily been the porcelain pug figurines most frequently copied over the last three centuries. Many have been acknowledged reproductions, but some of the early ones were made to be passed off as genuine Meissens with very similar hallmarks and the high price that goes with anything Meissen. Many years ago I ask Eve to make her version of various Meissen Pugs that I particularly liked. This is Eve's reproduction, in her own unique fashion, of my very favorite Meissen Pug model - “Three Playful Pugs”, all wearing the famous gold bell adorned blue Meissen collars. To the best of my knowledge it is the only one of this model that she made - “one-of-a-kind”. I have included a photo of the original Meissen Pugs for comparison. Eve molds her pugs by hand from hard paste porcelain and hand paints them. Her hallmark can be seen on the back of the base. There is a felt pad on the bottom to prevent scratching. It is very difficult for me to part with these pugs from my personal collection but tempus fugit.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Pugs all roughly 4” long and 2 1/2” high. Base 8 1/8 inches wide, 6” deep and 3/8” high. Total height 4”.

SOLD!

PP702

LARGE & LOVELY MEISSEN MOM & PUP ( Vintage Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog ): One of the many things I love about Meissen Pugs is the soft and loving look on their faces and their realistic soft brown eyes. Even though these pugs are made from 18th & 19th Century molds, the facial expressions are much more similar to our precious playful pugs of today, as opposed to many of the Victorian Porcelain Pugs. They are made of the finest hard paste porcelain. You can see an unusual amount of detail in the molding of the coat and tail. In the dark photo near the end you can see that there are actually hairs molded within the glaze – a feature found only in the large Meissen Pugs. The hand painting has the typical delicacy of Meissen Mops and the “beauty marks” match those of my own Jade – signs of her link to at least 300 years of history. The 8 golden bells on the collar, not present on many Meissen pugs, add significantly to the value. There is an impressed model number “315” in the base, thus this was made before the 5 digit numbering system was started in 1974 (this one is now 78525). Also impressed is “137” followed by an inverted triangle. The number is the molder and the inverted triangle indicates it was “thrown” in 1971. The word “foreign” is stamped on the edge. Porcelains, even Meissen Porcelains, sometimes come out of firing imperfect. Meissen sold imperfect pugs locally and exported only the prefect ones – mainly to the UK and USA. Thus “foreign” in English. Add this perfect Pug to your collection.

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

SOLD!

PP292

THE ESSENCE OF PUG ROYALTY ( Vintage Chelsea House Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog Reproduction ): “This doesn’t look like any Meissen Pug I’ve ever seen!” That was my thought upon first seeing this pug. I was wrong! This is not just a Meissen reproduction, but a very fine Meissen reproduction - based on the one Meissen made in the early 1700’s of Heinrich Count Von Brühl’s favorite pug. Chelsea House was well known for their high quality hand painted porcelain reproductions of famous antique figurines. I went through my Meissen Catalog and to my surprise – there she was! The likeness is remarkable. I have shown a photograph of the original Meissen from the catalog so you can see for yourself. To the best of my knowledge this is the largest of all Meissen pugs. The molding is so fine you can see the hair of the coat. She wears a lovely broad light blue collar with gold trim and a spectacular gold buckle with a lock. She is seated on a brushed magenta cushion edged in lace patterned gold trim. “Chelsea House” is printed on the base.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Pug 9 1/4” high, 8” long, 4 1/2” wide. Cushion 1” high, 9” long, 5 1/2” wide. Total height 10 1/4”.

SOLD!

PP726

BLACK BATHING BEAUTIES ( Eve Pearce Porcelain Pug Dogs ): Don't these two pugs look like they are having a ball playing in their bubble bath? This is the first Eve Pearce model of bathing pugs that I have seen with both being black. The black color contrasts so beautifully with the floral decorated “tub” and the lovely multi-sized blue-green bubbles. I particularly love the bubble perched on the diving pugs tail and the one balanced on the paw of the seated pug.Eve molds these pugs by hand from hard paste porcelain and hand paints them, so yours will always be unique and special. Her hallmark can be seen on the bottom of the tub. Add these delightful pugs to your pug collection and they will keep you smiling!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Tub 5 3/4” wide, 3 1/4” high, 3 1/2” deep. Pugs hard to measure but bodies around 2 1/2” long, 1 1/2” wide. Total height 4 1/2”.

SOLD!

PP517

NYMPHENBURG CHAMPION ( Nymphenburg Porcelain Pug Dog ): Of all the German-made fine hard paste porcelain pug dog figurines, I've found those by Nymphenburg the most difficult to find – particularly at a price allowing resale. All the antique style pugs have long legs and muzzles compared to our pugs of today, most have the clipped ears finally outlawed by Queen Elizabeth, but Nymphenburg Pugs are the most delicate. I have a Nymphenburg Catalog which details how that is achieved. Each part has its separate mold and then the separate pieces are “glued” together with porcelain “mass” and all the rough areas smoothed before the first firing. This pug was made from at least 7 molds. The Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory, located in the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, was founded in 1747. My catalog, from 1997, has 3 pugs in it – one antique & two modern. The prices are unbelievable! I have handled the white (blanc de Chine) version of this pug, but this is the first decorated one I have been able to offer. I have his twin in my personal collection. He is standing on a grass covered platform with an “E.” just behind the left rear foot. On the bottom you can see the impressed Bavarian coat of arms and the numbers “471” and “27”. The hallmark is also imprinted and surrounded with the words “PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR - NYMPHENBURG”. Though he was probably made in the 20th Century, his molds date back to the 19th Century. Don't pass up this handsome Nymphenburg Champion!

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: Pug – 4 1/4” high, 4 1/2" long, 2 1/4" deep. Base 4 1/2” long, 2 1/2” deep.

SALE!

$350.00

SOLD!

PP731

LOVING MOM & PUP PUGS ( Rudolph Kämmer Dresden Antique-Style Porcelain Pug Dog ): This beautiful fawn-spotted Antique Style Dresden Porcelain Pug Dog mother and suckling puppy 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, hand painted by the finest porcelain artists and using the 19th 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, Jade. 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. You can see the Kämmer crown over “K” hallmark with the initials “e.r.” beside it, probably the porcelain artist. Add this beauty to your collection.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 8" high, 8 1/2" long - tail to foreleg, 4 3/4" deep. Seven bells 5/8” in diameter.

SOLD!

PP747

DOUBLE TROUBLE ( Vintage Basil Matthews Porcelain Pug Dog Pair ): As always, Basil Matthews has managed to give these two pugs their own unique facial expression. To me they look alert to see what trouble they can get into. This pair of pugs are about as close to being true sisters as I've seen – same facial decoration and expression, same body color and decoration, same pillow color and decoration, same condition and, most unusual, neither has the usual glaze finish, but rather a soft matte appearance and feel – almost like a bisque finish. The only things different are the “Basil Matthews” signatures, found on the back of each pillow. 'Tis a puzzle! Since Matthews' figurines were all 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. There is a green felt pad on the bottom to prevent scratching and the original “Basil Matthews” sticker on each. Don't miss this rare opportunity to purchase such a great pair.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total height of each 2 3/4”. Pugs 2 1/8” high, 2” long. Pillows around 2 1/4” long, 1 3/4” wide.

SALE!

SOLD!

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”.

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.

SOLD!

PA019

WINDSOR PUGS ( Original Honora Stembridge Windsor Pugs Painting ): Honora Stembridge is a British born folk artist whose work is collected worldwide. Her paintings are immediately recognizable and she is perhaps best known for her multiple paintings of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, usually with one or more of their pugs. I don't actually know, but I would guess this one has the largest number of pugs – 15! My wife tells me the Duchess is wearing her Cartier Flamingo Brooch, a 1940 birthday gift and one of her favorites. The gold crown on the back of the painting represents the 1935 Prince of Wales Brooch – 3 pave-set diamond feathers. It was purchased by Elizabeth Taylor for $623,000 and last sold at auction for $1,314,500. (Just a little trivia for you.) One of Honora's paintings was featured on the cover of the Spring Edition of the 2003 Windsor Society Magazine. This is one of the several pug items I loaned to the American Kennel Club for their 2013 Pug Exhibition. It is not only a valuable collectible, but also a great painting for any pug lover.

Condition: Excellent. It is on a wooden frame with a wire on the back from which to hang it.
Size: 11” high, 14” wide, 3/4” deep.

SOLD!

PP601

EASTER SURPRISE! ( Eve Pearce Porcelain Pug Dogs ): Think if you cracked open a large Chocolate Easter Egg and a Pug and a bunch of Jelly Beans popped out! What could be better than that? It is further decorated with clumps of grass and little mushrooms on the base plus a blue ribbon bow on the egg. This is a custom made Eve Pearce masterpiece that my loving wife had Eve create for me many years ago. Parting is painful but I want to find good new homes for all my pugs. 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 base. There is a felt pad on the bottom to prevent scratching. Won't you adopt this darling pair?

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Base 9 1/4” wide, 4” deep, 1/2” high. Pugs 3-3 1/2” high.

SOLD!

PB043

DRIVE ON PUSSY CAT! ( Fritz Bermann Vienna Bronze Pug Dogs ): In most animal cartoons and vignettes the street-smart cat is always one up on the lovable, but gullible, dog. In our figurine the cart is turned – so to speak. A young pug couple is being shown the sites riding on a cat-driven donkey cart. Judging from the umbrellas, they are probably in London. (No offense to you U.K. Collectors. Your country is beautiful and green.) The details of this little masterpiece are remarkable. You can see the coats of all four animals, the donkey is darling with very realistic harness and reins and the mean old bewhiskered cat swings a realistic whip. The cart has everything – wheels, springs, pole, seats and side rails. You can see “WB” (Wein - Austrian for Vienna - & Bermann) painted on the front panel. I believe the straw hat is that of an Austrian young man (pug). He carries his blue umbrella and she her red one. I have photographed the hallmark, which I believe is a “W” with a double “B” above it – one of those used by the Fritz Bermann Bronze Company of Vienna, established in 1850. There is also one on the donkey's belly. An eye-catching addition to any Vienna Bronze collection.

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

SALE!

$400.00

SOLD!

PM122

SMOKIN’ HOT PUGS ( Antique German Pug Dog Meerschaum Cigarette Holder ): The owner of this Victorian Cigarette Holder had to smile whenever he lit up. Who wouldn’t - looking at these 4 beautifully carved pugs seated on their fancy fringed carpet. The pugs are carved from Meerschaum - a mineral used to carve pipes and cigar holders for hundreds of years. Their faces have been realistically darkened and notice their nicely carved curlicue tails. It has a brass tip that the cigarette fits in and an amber mouthpiece with the tooth marks of the Victorian owner. It comes with the original case marked “FR. ROSENSTIEL”, HOLIEFERANT” & “BERLIN U. D. LINDEN 48”. My German friend tells me that “FR.” most likely stands for “Friedrich”, “U. D. LINDEN” (Unter Den Linden) is a famous street in Berlin and – of most interest – “HOLIEFERANT” means “Royal Warrant” or “Purveyor to the Court” – the equivalent of the English “By appointment of her Majesty the Queen”. Thus Rosentiel was one of the privileged few allowed to deliver his products to the Royal Family.

Condition: Excellent. No broken ears or tails.
Size: 4 3/8" long, 5/8” in diameter at tip. Pug area 1 5/8" long, 7/8" high.

SOLD!
 

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