A pair of Meissen pug dogs, circa 1745.

Each seated on a flower encrusted mound, the female, with suckling pup, her head turned to the right, with fur picked out in grey, wearing a puce collar tied at the back with a large bow decorated with gilt scrollwork and three applied gilt bells, the mark of crossed swords  in underglaze blue on edge of base, 15.7cm.

‘1763’ Inventory:  “the Japan closet…two pug dogs…Dresden”

1867 Inventory:  “Blue Drawing room…a pair of Dresden china pug dogs.”


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