Posted 3 months ago
I bought this 15 or 20 years ago, I think. It measures 5" high x 5" long x 2.25" wide. As I recall, it was specially made using the original mold to commemorate some milestone of a glass collectors society, perhaps the New Martinsville Glass Collectors Society? It came with a fancy box, velvet bag and documentation, including a casting number for this particular piece. I do not recall who made it, but I am certain it was a U. S. glass company. Unfortunately, I had received several items that day and, in cleaning up the mess, I accidentally discarded everything but the dog, which I had put in my china cabinet where it has resided ever since. I did not miss the box for several days and it had already been picked up by the garbage man when I did. Dang. Yeah, I suck. It has a distinctive mark on the back which might help identify the club or maker, or both.
I did find an example of an original on Worthpoint, so did not mistake the original mold maker. It is identified as the #733 Police/German Shepherd Dog
Calling it a mystery in case someone can provide more history for this piece.