Retro Authentic 1950’s Poodle Desk Accessory
This iconic 1950’s Poodle Desk Accessory is in unused, perfect condition.
The poodle form was so popular in the 1950’s, its likeness was used as décor on everything from clothing to knick-knacks. The poodle desk accessory collection like this came in bookends, letter holders, letter openers, pen holders and pin dishes. This perfect poodle is a letter holder. It appears unused.
Made in Japan of red-ware pottery with hand enameled décor over 60 years ago, but it appears as bright and perfect as the day it was imported to America from our new trading partner. The glaze is perfect, the face colors are whole and bright, the gold enamel is whole, the metal is like-new. No chips or cracks.
Marked “Japan” by hand in gold enamel on the base. You can see the red ware pottery near the Japan mark in image 6 as reddish streaks showing through the shallow base glaze. Red-ware is an organic pottery made of red clay from the earth. There is light bottom-wear from years of surface contact on the base.
The poodle’s coif-fer on the top of the head is a hollow small bowl, for clips or such. The tail can hold a pen. Measures 6″ tall, 6″ long, and 2″ wide.