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Posted 2 years ago

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I need help identifying this small figurine. Boy with dog, both carrying bottles (maybe milk). I picked this category but do not know if it is where it belongs.
It is made of a very thin (eggshell type) material. You can see through it when a light is held behind it. Sorry, I have no idea what it is.
The base maybe celluloid. It measures 3.85 inches long & 2.17 inches wide.
Bottom of base to top of boys head is 3.24 inches.
Total weight is 39 grams or 1.35 ounces.
The only markings I can find are on the back shoulders of the boy. It is a 5 pedal flower with MADE IN JAPAN in a semi circle below the flower. One of the outlines of a pedal goes back through the center of the flower.
This is an item I remember my grandfather having for years on a shelf.
Any information is appreciated.
Thanks for looking,
Dave
see next post also. More pictures.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/67685-boy-and-dog-figurine-post-2?in=626

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    mustangtony,
    It is a brass chain & rings that goes through hole in boys hand between thumb & forefinger & collar on the dog.
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks gargoylecollector & Kathycat for the appreciation.
    Dave
  3. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Love it!...:-)
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    scandinavian_pieces,
    does not appear to be glass, it is very fragile & I'm surprised it hasn't been broken while in my care. I wish I could describe it better. There is a small hole in the back of the dogs leg and I can tell both pieces are hollow inside.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks inky & scandinavian_pieces for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    new post with more closeups
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kathycat for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    It sounds like celluloid to me (an early kind of synthetic plastic) - Manikin might know better?
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Hunter I was going to type celluloid and I see you have gave me such a kind compliment . I do believe it is celluloid pw . Gee I missed this till now I better quit sleeping I miss a lot of posts :-)
    The main disadvantages the material had were that it was flammable and fragile. Items made in celluloid are collectible .
    He is very cute !
  11. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    :) thanks Mani! PW, she's right - don't light any open flames near these little guys or they will be up in smoke.
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    The 5 pedal is the symbol of Hong Kong Flag I would imagine since I can't see your's but you just described their flag
    Hong Kong( which is in China ) was occupied by Japan from 23 December 1941 to 15 August 1945. So they could have used the Japan Flag dating your figure . Can you take a photo of stamp on bottom ?
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Manikin,
    Look at my Boy & Dog Figurine Post 2 for stamp on boys back.
    Dave
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/67685-boy-and-dog-figurine-post-2?in=626
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Here is a photo of a celluloid Japan dog not yours but so you can see celluloid
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JAPAN-Plastic-Celluloid-Japanese-Chin-Dog-Figurine-PINK-colored-/260868775201?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbcfd9d21
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Manikin,
    My first thoughts was celluloid, but the material was so thin, I wasn't sure.
    Did you see the other posting #2, of 4 more photos?
    I'll go with celluloid.
    Dave
  16. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 months ago
    Thanks aghcollect for the appreciation.
    Dave

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