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Cat & mouse figure

ca. 1745
Origin: England, Staffordshire
H: 5 3/16"; L: 4 3/16"; W: 2 3/4"
Stoneware, salt-glazed, agate (brown and white) with blue, white, and brown
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1969-36
Figure of a seated cat, head turned half left, holding in his mouth the long tail of a mouse (of brown clay) which sits on the cat's forehead; face and inside of ears of white clay, the face slightly blued and ears strongly blued with cobalt; the rest of the body of dark brown and white clays kneaded together and cut to form vein-like stripes, some stripes more thoroughly blended than others; 7 large cobalt spots on left side.