A porcelain model of Empress Catherine II's favourite dog

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MEISSEN, SECOND HALF OF NINETEENTH CENTURY

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A porcelain model of Empress Catherine II's favourite dog
Meissen, second half of nineteenth century
Naturalistically modelled as an Italian greyhound wearing a gilt collar, settled on a rectangular floral cushion with gilt lace edging and tassles, inscribed under base 'Chien favorit de feu S.M. l'Impératrice Catherine de Russie', marked under base
16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) long