This early bisque dog depicts the English comic character Bonzo who was created by George E. Studdy. Bonzo was first drawn by G.E. Studdy in the early 1920's for The Sketch and was so popular that the funny looking dog was highly marketed and appeared in film, advertisements and all sorts of printed material. This piece has a matte finish with nice facial detail and a cute pose. The mouth is open and about the right size for a cigarette which would be appropriate for the rowdy pup. This may have been meant to be used as a humidor. The quality suggests that it was probably made in Germany, the only identifying mark is on the rim of the lid which is marked 6551/1.
It measures about 5 1/2" high and is in very nice condition with no damage or repairs. There are two tiny spots on the top right edge of the bottom half that appear to be factory nicks. They are smoothed over and there are no cracks from them.
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