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c1950 His Masters Voice Statue of Dog Nipper
  • c1950 His Masters Voice Statue of Dog Nipper
  • c1950 His Masters Voice Statue of Dog Nipper
  • c1950 His Masters Voice Statue of Dog Nipper
  • c1950 His Masters Voice Statue of Dog Nipper
  • c1950 His Masters Voice Statue of Dog Nipper

c1950 His Masters Voice Statue of Dog Nipper

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£300.00


Product Description

One of the ten most iconic brands of the 20th century, a lifesize painted statue of Nipper, the mascot of ‘His Master’s Voice’, HMV, RCA, Deutsche Grammophon, Victor Talking Machine Co., Berliner Gramophone, etc.

The statue is in very good condition, without any damage and dates from about 1940 – 1950 and used as a prop until the 1960s. It shows the seated dog, with cocked ears concentrating as if trying to understand the origin of the noise listened from the gramophone. The statue is made of ceramic china and painted.

Nipper became an advertising icon in 1898, after Francis Barraud painted a picture based on a photograph of the Jack Russell listening to a Gramophone. Nipper was born in 1884 in Bristol, England, died in September 1895 and was buried in Kingston upon Thames. He is commemorated by a plaque on the building that stands on the spot and by the nearby Nipper Alley (2010). In 1898, Francis Barraud painted a picture of Nipper listening intently to a wind-up Edison-Bell cylinder phonograph and offered it to the company. It was turned down, but accepted by the Gramophone Company after the artist replaced the machine with a Berliner disc gramophone.

Size: 16 x 33.5 x 36 cm (6 ¼ x 13 ¼ x 14 1/8 inches)
Weight: 3730 g

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