RESERVED 1900s Antique Spun Cotton Dog Animal Figurine Ornament, Christmas Putz Display Germany
A very sweet small antique German spun cotton beagle dog putz display figurine or Christmas ornament, very early 1900s.
This is a wonderful example of antique pressed cotton figures, so popular during the Victorian period. These figures and ornaments were pressed from molds with fine spun cotton mixed with a bit of glue, then hand painted and finished.
This wonderful very early ornament is molded in the shape of an adorable beagle dog with an upturned tail. She has the sweetest light brown face and copper colored ears. The head features a classic white stripe, black nose, and black glass eyes. The body shows nice gradations of color starting with the white belly, then light tan, brown, and finished with a black back. Even the toe nails are painted on the front paws! She wears a thin metal chain collar which can be used as a hanging loop on the tree. She stands upright beautifully so will be a unique feature of any putz display as well.
It measures 2.75 inches wide by 1.75 inches tall to the top of the tail. It is in excellent antique condition free of wear, stains, or odors. It’s in remarkable condition for its very old age, over 110 years old! The collar may be newer.
This special antique German spun cotton beagle dog figure is a rare find, a wonderful addition to any antique Christmas collection.