This characterful cat was produced by Beswick, a pottery manufacturer founded in 1894 by James Beswick and his sons in Stoke-on-Trent. This factory was primarily known for tableware and ornaments, such as Staffordshire cats and dogs.
This desirable figure of a black cat has glass eyes. It is marked on the bottom of the two front paws with the words, “Beswick, England.”
The face was beautifully created to display the cat’s prominent ears, wide eyes and friendly expression. This cat has a long tail resting alongside a back leg. It was painted entirely in a dull black matt finish except for the inset glass eyes.
The condition is excellent. There is a minute amount of paint finish loss, but nothing that is very noticeable. This small model does not come up often, which makes it a rare piece.
It measures about 7-½ inches wide and 6-¼ inches high.