“Ye ancient Dogge of Malta” was how the Maltese were referred to as far back as 28 centuries ago. Even in the 1500’s Maltese were so revered they sold for $2000. Also, unlike so many other breeds that have developed and evolved, the Maltese is identical to their ancient ancestors. In spite of their small size, under 7 pounds, 4 to 6 pounds preferably, this little silky, long haired dog is one of the most gentle-mannered of all little dog breeds. They are playful and full on energy making them a great family pet. The AKC recognized the breed in the Toy Group in 1888 and since that time they have remained one of the more popular breeds.
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 ½” 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!