A BOW PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A SEATED CAT CIRCA 1758-60
modeled seatedupright on its haunches holding a mouse in its paw, another mouse running into a hole on the puce-scroll-edged mound base.
Height 3 in.
In overall good appearance. Both ears restored, and an area of its front right leg with restoration, probably re-attached. A small flat firing fault to its back on left edge.
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Sotheby's London, July 21, 1964, lot 42
Sotheby's London, September 29, 1987, lot 106
Harrison, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 127, fig. 14
An example of this model was in the collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber which she donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 1885, mus. no. 414:33-1885. A further model from the collection of J.W. L. Glaisher is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, acc. no. C.3044-1928.
This model is recorded in the form of a scent bottle at Chelsea, an example of which from the collection of Otto and Magdalena Blohm was sold at Sotheby's London, April 24, 1961, lot 271. It was also produced as a scent bottle at the St. James (Charles Gouyn) factory, for which see the example formerly in the collection of Mrs. Mayer Sassoon, sold at Sotheby's London, October 12 1965, lot 54, illustrated in Kate Foster, Scent Bottles, London, 1966, p. 58, pl. 43.