I have specialized in Egg Cups for many years and I have never seen this one before. It is in the shape of a dog's head with nice molded detail and hand painted features. It is pottery and stands 2 1/2" high, 2 3/4" from nose to back and 2" across. The condition is excellent with no chips or cracks, just the usual light crazing that is typical with pottery this old. There are a couple of rough spots on the rim where the glaze missed, but I think these are original to this unusual old dog. He is not marked but probably English. Please be sure to click on photo for enlargement and more pictures so that you can really enjoy this lovely piece. Thank you for shopping with us and please take a minute or two to check out some of our other treasures.