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Pekingese Art Button Museum
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Pekingese button back Art Button Museum
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Illustration of a small brown dog on a background of dark purple sky and green grass. Text curved across bottom of the button.

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The Pekingese originated in 8th century China.  It was initially owned by the imperial family, and theft of a Pekingese was punishable by death. 

This button is part of a larger set of 35 buttons, each with an illustration of a different dog breed. The were originally sold on a 6” x 9” cardboard sheet.

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