London, South Kensington
9 November 2016
A CHINESE EXPORT SEATED PUG DOG
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The snub-nosed dog has clipped ears and is modelled with its mouth slightly open and its tongue visible. Its iron-red collar is hung with a gilt bell and its fur coat naturalistically detailed in black enamels.
9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) high
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A similar pug dog from the Mottahedeh Collection is illustrated in Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, vol II, pp 598-599, no. 623.
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