Oscar Morten immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1931 opening a studio in Chicago. The studio created over three hundred dog and horse models from 1931-1963. The figures are composed of ceramic over a metal skeleton. Over time the figures often tend to craze and flake thus making it difficult to find a figure in perfect condition.
This adorable figurine of a Pekingese, I believe is from a series called mini champ. The figurine measures 2 3/4" in length and 1 1/2" in height. The features are sharp and combined with the shaded golden tan color with black eyes and nose, you will fall in love at first sight. Stamped on the base "Copyright by the Mortens Studio". There are no cracks, chips, repairs or crazing. Great piece.