This is a vintage salt statue figurine, molded from a salt based paste. The figurine is of a child, I think a boy, and a large dog. The dog has a large ruff like a Collie. The statuette is 7 1/2" wide and 5 1/4" tall. It is not in perfect condition. The dog is missing most of the left ear, and there is a chunk missing from the base at the back. The surface is slightly pitted from age and it needs cleaning to remove a light layer of dirt. Most salt figurines were made in Italy in the 1930s-40s. This piece is not marked or signed. MBR.