Antique Porcelain Pug Dog Hand Painted at Derby England 18th Century Circa 1780


A fine Derby model of an adorable pug seated on a scroll molded base with its tail curled up behind.
He or she is painted in delicate shades with a beige body, red tongue, and dark brown muzzle. The collar is picked out in gilt. The base is painted pale green with a slash of purple.
The ears are cropped. In 18th century England, pugs had their ears cropped.
Painted at Derby Porcelain circa 1780, the figure is hollowed out from the underside in 18th-century fashion.
(see image #6).

Dimensions: 2.75″ tall

Condition: Excellent

Reference: for an image, see Derby Porcelain 1748-1848 An Illustrated Guide by J Twitchett, pg 126 and pg 124

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Background of Derby Porcelain

The early production of Derby porcelain dates to the mid-18th century. In 1756 William Duesbury joined Andrew Planche and John Heath to create the Nottingham Road factory, which later became Royal Crown Derby.

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