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Mid-19th century pair of porcelain pug dogs in the taste of Meissen

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Mid-19th century pair of porcelain pug dogs in the taste of Meissen

Creation date : 19th century

Measurement : 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 cm

Catégory : Ceramics - Porcelains

Technique : Moulded

Main material : Porcelain

Price: 2,000 €

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A 19th century pair of ochre, brown and white porcelain pug dogs wearing a necklace decorated with ribbon and small spherical bells. Anti-skid skates in lightweight felt.

Pug dogs were extremely popular in Saxony in the 1740s and the porcelain factory of Meissen realized several models. These figurines with realistic expressions were modeled by Johan Joachim Kändler for the first time in 1741. The success of porcelain pugs overtook Saxony. Madam of Pompadour had two porcelain pugs decorated with four gilt bronze bronze branches as indicates the inventory raised at the castle of Compiègne after her death in 1764. Moreover, Meissen model was copied in France by Vincennes factory and in the 19th century, by Jacob Petit and Samson. Other Meissen models were imitated in porcelain by Derby "bulldogs" and Lowesoft.

Bibliography : Florence Slitine, Samson, génie de l'imitation, Paris, Edition Charles Massin, 2002, p. 147.


Circa :1860
Dim: W: 4,7 in - D: 9,1in - H: 8,5in.
Dim: L:12cm, P:23cm, H:21,5cm.