Bonbonnière (Sweets Box) in the Form of a Pug Dog

Artist/maker unknown, German

Made in Germany, Europe

c. 1765

Enamel on copper with hand-painted decoration; metal mount

2 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches (6.4 x 8.3 x 4.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Richard P. Rosenau Collection, 1975

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Boxes 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.