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Figure of a Cat

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Hard-paste porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: Germany
  • DATES ca. 1890
    DIMENSIONS 3 x 6 x 3 in. (7.6 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS crossed swords in underglaze blue on base
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Grace McLean Abbate
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Figure of a cat, hard-paste porcelain; crouched on all fours; white painted body with hatched orange and gray spots, black eyes, orange ears and nose. Condition: Fair, paws painted black at tips to cover chips; ears repaired; glaze discolored around hind legs.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Meissen Porcelain Factory (German, founded 1710). Figure of a Cat, ca. 1890. Hard-paste porcelain, 3 x 6 x 3 in. (7.6 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Grace McLean Abbate, 81.53.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.53.4_bw.jpg)
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