An antique French silver plate figural pen holder or cigar holder in the form of a dog. The charming canine holds a circular band in his mouth that will hold several pens or cigars. Very nice details from the fur to the collar. The head does screw on and off the dog statue so there was a use for the inside. Perhaps a holder for matches. A unique desk accessory as well as a thoughtful gift.
French, late 19th. Century; silver plate, maker's punch being researched
Measurements; dog 4” high; total 7” high, holder 3 ½” in diameter
Condition report; very good, the dog may have had glass eyes at one time
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