Offered is a very old and well made porcelain or bisque figural Pug dog match holder with striker. This adorable little pup measures about 4" tall x 4" across. It is not marked but most likely was made in Germany or German in origin. It very much reminds me of the old souvenir fairings and spill vases. This little canine is nicely detailed and looks to have been hand painted with care.
The piece is in very good vintage / antique condition with no damage. It has not been cleaned or polished. This lovely little pooch will appeal to a wide range of collectors. For instance, anyone who collects Pug or canine items. Tobacciana, smoking or match holders & strikers. It could even be used as a toothpick holder. It is not marked, so difficult to date .... possibly from the mid to late 1800s, Victorian era.