European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Bonbonnière (Sweets Box) in the Form of a Pug DogMade in Germany, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, German
Enamel on copper with hand-painted decoration; gilded brass mount
Currently not on view
1899-950The Bloomfield Moore Collection, 1899
LabelBoxes in the form of pug dogs were made in porcelain as well as enamel. Pugs, or Möps in German, were popular in the eighteenth century. Besides being a fashionable pet, the pug was also a symbol of a society of German Catholics called Der Möpsorden.