A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF PUG DOGS
CIRCA 1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO ONE
Modelled by J.J. Kändler, each seated on its haunches, heads turned and with a very light brown coat, black muzzles, the pug dog with a purple collar tied in a bow, the bitch with a green collar and bow, each on an iron-red cushion with variant black sprays of stylized flowers and tassels at the corners
6¼ in. (16 cm.) high (2)
Pug dogs of this type were modeled in a number of sizes and positions. For a very similar single model see A Distinguished Collection of Early Meissen Porecelain, Christie's, London, 8 July 2002, lot 143.