I got a very cool thrift store find today! This bulldog is a very old piece of Austrian majolica. This particular pipe holder or cigar holder is 7" tall and the bulldog smoking the pipe is a very rare piece. The hole in the back holds the pipe or cigar, the pitcher has a striker which is a ribbed area and the bowl holds the matches. There are stamps on the bottom Austria and the number "8133". This piece is probably early 1900's. Great bargain at $2 worth about $150.