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Late 19th C Mohair Musical Cat

Late 19th C Mohair Musical Cat

Late 19th C Mohair Musical Cat

Late 19th C Mohair Musical Cat

Late 19th C Mohair Musical Cat

Late 19th C Mohair Musical Cat


As I have been going through my collections and paring down certain ones, I have to say that it has been a bittersweet journey.  In this update I am parting with quite a few of my favorite old friends, many unique in their form and construction.

This feline is one such piece.  On the exterior she appears to be just an ordinary (cover her ears!) mohair-covered feline with shoe button eyes.  Ah but placed between her lower haunches is a music box that place a sweet and melancholy tune when they are gently squeezed together. What a rare and mystical creature she truly is!

Measuring 8 ½ inches tall, 5 inches wide and 2 inches broad with a 5 inch tail length she is covered in golden mohair.  The mohair still retains about 85% of its nap and she still retains her original button eyes and floss nose and mouth.  There are some signs of wear attendant with age and use as this puss was loved and played with.  There is one small hole in her left haunch (see photo) where a metal nail from the musical mechanism has poked through from years of use.  That having been said, it does not detract from the rarity of the piece.  I have collected all manner of cats and bears over the years and this is the only such operating mechanism I have ever encountered.

I can still remember the thrill I felt when the dealer whom I purchased her from first placed her in my hands all those many years ago at the very first Atlantiques City Show. She has been a dear and wonderful friend, but it is time to place her in the hands of another caretaker who will appreciate her uniqueness such as I have.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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