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Figure of a Cat

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Hard-paste porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: Germany
  • DATES ca. 1800
    DIMENSIONS 4 x 5 1/4 x 3 in. (10.2 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Crossed swords in underglaze blue below tail.
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 81.53.6
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Grace McLean Abbate
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Meissen Porcelain Factory (German, founded 1710). Figure of a Cat, ca. 1800. Hard-paste porcelain, 4 x 5 1/4 x 3 in. (10.2 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Grace McLean Abbate, 81.53.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.53.6_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 81.53.6_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Figure of a cat, hard-paste porcelain; seated on all fours with head turned to the left; which has a white body painted with gray spots and black Condition: Fair, left foreleg broken and repaired.
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    Meissen Porcelain Factory (German, founded 1710). <em>Figure of a Cat</em>, ca. 1800. Hard-paste porcelain, 4 x 5 1/4 x 3 in. (10.2 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Grace McLean Abbate, 81.53.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.53.6_bw.jpg)