This cheerful tiny Fox Terrier was made by the Hubley Company in the early to mid-1900s, to hold a place card. It is solid cast iron in original paint, with a lot of character and realism -- just imagine that stubby tail wagging! The well made casting suggests a thick, correct terrier coat, and the brown ears are correct. Deep set eyes add character, and the bright red collar is a great touch -- but what caught our eye the most was the tiny pink tongue tip showing!
We have shown this pup with a price tag slipped into the open mouth (which is actually a slot). It could be used that way, or to hold a business card. Or it could make a terrific task reminder for a new owner! Just write something you need to remember on a blank card, set him by your phone or computer and enjoy being reminded by this adorable doggie.
There are NO breaks, cracks or metal problems. There are a few bumps and flakes in the paint, the worst is on the dog's right ear.
Height is a scant 1.5 inches - truly a miniature, but look at the detail !
The Hubley Company of Lancaster, PA is famous for their vintage cast iron animals. Tiny place card holders like this are well documented. You will not find one in much better condition. Although Hubleys are often Wire Haired Fox Terriers, this one could well be an early Jack Russell.
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