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Pekingese Tea Cup Sleigh Ride Holiday Ornament
Pekingese Tea Cup Sleigh Ride Holiday Ornament
Item Id: STCD36

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The Pekingese is an ancient breed from China, getting its name from the capital city Peking, now called Beijing around 800 a.d. There are three legends about how this breed came to be; the first is the mating of a lion and a marmoset, the second is the mating of a lion and a butterfly, and the third is the mating of a lion and a monkey. Since it is believed the Buddha had a hand in any of these couplings, the breed was a temple dog thought to be able to destroy little demons in the palace or temple. At the time of the Tang dynasty, only royalty could own a Pekingese and the punishment for taking one was death. When the British overtook the Chinese in 1860 they returned home with several of these prized dogs, and this is thought to be the first exposure of this breed to the outside world. Pekingese have a thick, long double coat that can be any color and must be given a thorough 1 hour long brushing at least weekly. This long lived little companion weighs 7 to 14 pounds and stands 6 to 9 inches tall at the withers. The AKC recognized this breed in the Toy Group in 1906.

We combine our Tiny Ones series of hand painted, breed specific figurines with our winter Sleigh Ride Scene decorated tea cup to create a delightful three dimensional ornament perfect for any special occasion like birthdays or Christmas. Great item to hang on your Christmas tree or an everyday display as well! Each tea cup is 2 tall and 2 wide with a molded handle which has a green ribbon tied in a bow! The tea cups are even decorated with a gold toned rim and decorative stripe on the handle. On the outside, both sides are decorated with a tiny delicate winter holiday scene including a winter sleigh ride thru the snow and pine trees, plus berries and leaves. These unique items are stone resin and individually blister packaged, ready to give as gift or hang in your store. PLEASE NOTE- Sturdy metal Display stand (OH1) is available; see the tea cup display category!
 
Click here to learn more about the Pekingese: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pekingese