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9930. 'TOO CUTE', AN ENDEARING COLIMA PUPPY DOG. Mexico, ca. 200 AD. The charming plump puppy standing in an alert pose with ears pricked up, his erect tail doubling as a spout. The whole with a rich, finely burnished reddish black surface with incised details. 5.25 x 8 inches. A choice intact piece in excellent condition with no repair or restoration. An especially cute and charming example.
Provenance: Acquired at Harmer Rooke Galleries in the 1990's Independently documented 3rd-party proof this piece has been in the US since at least February 26, 2002 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.
This piece was featured on an Animal Planet cable program episode entitled 'Too Cute' about Chihuahua dogs. The Colima Dogs, or Techichi dogs, were the ancestors of Chihuahuas.