A rare pair of Derby Porcelain seated Pug Dogs c.1765

A rare pair of Derby Porcelain seated Pug Dogs c.1765

Code: 10574

Dimensions:

H: 9.5cm (3.7")D: 4.5cm (1.8")L: 7cm (2.8")

£1,750.00 Approx $2118.64, €2030.16

A rare pair of Derby Porcelain seated Pug Dogs c.1765. Modelled seated on a rectangular base, its tan fur naturalistically painted with fine detail picked out in light brown enamel, its puce collar with bells and secured with a rosette. Patch marks to the base of each Pug Dog.

The ears of pugs were always cropped until 1800. Pugs were first imported from China in the 16th century and were a status symbol in the 18th and early 19th century.

Condition: Tiny chips to the dogs ears. Each with one bell lacking around the collar. No restoration. Some firing cracks to the base as shown.