Here we have a very rare and highly collectable cat dating to the 1800s. This was made in the Staffordshire pottery district in England. This little cat has a great expression. The cat was nicely molded with attention paid to getting all the features right including the curled tail. Anyone with a cat knows this pose. The potter also decorated the cats forehead with an impressed star or pinwheel decoration. The cat was covered with a thin Rockingham glaze enhancing the molded details on the cat. This cat was molded in two pieces and joined while the clay was still wet and has extra clay added to cover the seam on either side. The cat is hollow and open to the bottom. Measuring 4 ¼ to the top of its ears, this is in original mint condition with no damage or repairs. These early animal figures were likely made for children with very few surviving. Cats are very rarely found, with dogs being more plentiful. The item “VERY RARE ANTIQUE 1800s CHILDS TOY CAT ROCKINGHAM STAFFORDSHIRE YELLOW WARE MINT” is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware”. The seller is “yellow.fever” and is located in Sterling, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.