This is a unique little vanity item. This terrier is up on his haunches with front paws on a basket holding a glass vial that is connected to string around his neck. I am assuming this was maybe perfume? His little basket could certainly be used for other treasures as well. Would be a sweet way to give a small gift of essential oils. I am not certain what he is made out of. It appears to be some type of ceramic composite or stone cast. His face is painted somewhat crudely but is still darn cute! I discovered that he does appear to date back to the 1940’s as I found another one similar to him that was dated by the owner as being presented as a gift in Christmas 1941.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or crazing. A couple darker spots on his front leg and side of tail probably from being handled there.
Measurements: 4” tall. The bottle that is in the basket is a little over an inch tall.