Vintage Brown Seated Boxer Dog w Black Nose & Eyes Small Figurine Mortens Studio For Sale
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Vintage Brown Seated Boxer Dog w Black Nose & Eyes Small Figurine Mortens Studio:
Seated Boxer Dog Small Figurine, by Morten's Studio, Chicago, IL. Brown in color with touches of black on the eyes, nose, mouth and snout. Bottom bears the manufacturer's circular stamp in black ink saying "Copyright", and beneath that, "by the", and beneath that "Mortens Studio". The logo is complete (see photos 3, 4 and 6). The base also has the markings "#550" and "139" on it (see photos 7 and 8). There is also the original manufacturer's original green ink on gold foil paper sticker on the dog's rump which says "Royal Design", "By", and "Mortens Studio" (see photos 3, 4, 5 and 6" and a home made looking sticker saying "I am a Boxer" affixed to the dog's back (see photos 3, 4, 5 and 6).
Oscar Morten came to the U. S. from Sweden and opened Mortens Studio in Chicago, IL. His figurines were made in Mid-Century 1900's individually by hand starting with a metal framework of the subject and then covering that with the ceramic outer layer and finally painting and glazing the pieces. His work is heavy for its size due to the unique method of construction employed in the manufacturing 2 inches in height x 2 3/4 inches in length (from nose to tip of tail) x 1 1/2 inches in depth. Weight is 1.8 ounces.