20 - 21 January 2004
A FRENCH TIN-GLAZED TERRACOTTA MODEL OF A CAT 'FAITAGE'
PROBABLY BAVENT, CIRCA 1880
Naturalistically modelled seated with wide green glass eyes
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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See Faveton, Le Chat, p.90-93 for similar examples marked and attributed to Bavent. Also find here an illustration of this model in use in France as popular roof ornaments or faîtage.
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