Posted 2 years ago
Here we have the smaller version of Steiff's Mopsy Pug. (It is fitting that "Mops" means "pug" in German!) Mopsy is sitting, head jointed, and made from tan mohair. Like real pugs, Mopsy has the most endearing face. It is hard to resist her wide black and white google eyes, big black hand embroidered nose, "wrinkle-y" forehead and muzzle, and quizzical, asymmetric look. And of course, her happy tongue and folded-over ears. Nothing not to love.
Mopsy was produced in 12 and 22 cm from 1960 through 1981. This example has a raised script button, putting her production between 1960 and 1969.