The Pug has been true to his breed going far back to before 400 B.C. Authorities agree that he is of Oriental origin with a likeness to the pekinese.The Pug originated in China, then Japan,and in Europe, became the favorite of the royal courts. By 1790 his popularity spread to France where Josephine, wife of Napoleon,depended on her Pug “Fortune” to carry secret messages under his collar to her husband while imprisoned at Les Carmes in 1860.
1.37” x 1.25”. Sterling Silver.