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English Creamware Pottery Cat, 
Late 18th Century

The large whimsical cat with brown and iron-red sponging sits on its hind quarters on an oval base with blue sponging with a bemused expression on its face.  

Dimensions: Height 6 inches x 4 7/8 inches x 4 inches deep

Provenance: with Ruth Troiani.

Reference: The Henry H. Weldon Collection: English Pottery, 1650-1800, Leslie B. Grigsby, Page 338, #193 for a pearlware lion of very similar form.  This lion is related to earlier Staffordshire figures made in saltglaze and lead-glazed earthenware examples of which can be seen in the Burnap and Earle Collection.


15.24 cm high x 12.38 cm wide.

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