A glazed biscuit cat
Property from the family of Claude Monet« The furniture was extremely basic: large table, numerous wicker chairs and on the couch, on a pillow, a white cat, (sort of unpolished terra cotta) sleeping snugging. Many years later, I found this exact same cat again, always lying on a pillow at Michel Monet’s house in the Blondeaux, at Sorel.”P. Howard-Johnston, 'Une visite à Giverny en 1924' in L'œil, no. 271, March 1969.
A glazed biscuit cat


A glazed biscuit cat
Japan, late edo-early meiji period, 19th century
The white feline lies curled up and asleep, its front paws tucked under its chin.
32.8 cm. (12 7/8 in.) long
Claude Monet, Giverny.
Michel Monet, Giverny (by descent from the above).
Rolande Verneiges, France (gift from the above).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Sale room notice
Please kindly note that the Fondation Claude Monet would be honored to receive from the prospective buyer this lot.
In such special circumstances as these, the Fondation will be pleased to place at Giverny a gilt plaque bearing the
donor(s) name against each object donated. In addition, the Fondation will also organize a dedicated luncheon,
again at Giverny, as appreciation to each donor and their individual gift(s).



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