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