Antique Pug Dog doll or pillow in printed cotton by the Arnold Print Works of North Adams, Massachusetts, an iconic American image. Arnold Print Works was founded about 1860 and quickly became one of the largest textile mills in Massachusetts. During the late 1800s they were justifiably famous for these superb, whimsical animal doll pillows which were made in many sizes and varieties. Arnold Print works declined starting about the time of the Great Depression and they ultimately closed about 1942. This is their uber-famous Pug Dog pillow, which Arnold created in 1892 and called the "Bow Wow"An old estate piece from a very old Dallas Americana collection and unconditionally guaranteed authentic and original and NOT any type of reproduction or later version. Authenticity is guaranteed and your money (less shipping) will be cheerfully refunded with *no questions asked* if you buy it and don't agree that it is original after you see it in person and decide to return it. Check out the pics, though; it is obviously authentic and you won't be disappointed. Excellent condition, as the pics show, with a fine patina of age and NO stains, watermarks, torn spots, repairs, discolorations, etc. No odors. Will stand up by itself (slightly crooked) if you would like to use it that way. Measures about 13.5" tall and 8" across and it is a nice-sized piece. These early Arnold Print Works Pugs generally sell for $300++ in the secondary market, this outstanding example offered at NO RESERVE and a very low start, an exceptional eBay opportunity. P lease also see my other auctions this week for more Arnold Print Works animals from this same esate collection, including some uncut sheets and other real rarities.
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