Vintage, historic, collectible, mid-century ceramic italian spaghetti cat. Each ceramic kitty was hand-painted and handmade with care. These cats were made during the second world war (world war ii) and afterwards. The hairs were hand applied in a pottery technique called spaghetti art. Originating from italy, this type of ceramic is called majolica for its vivid glaze colors.
The way the hairs were made is similar to piping icing on a cake very meticulous and time consuming. T he faces and all of the details were hand painted. So, no two are alike. Each cat figure is unique, making them rare and special.
The concept of spaghetti animals are said to have their origin from the studio of teodoro sebelin. Doro, as he was lovingly called, was born in 1890 to a family of ceramicist in love, in the province of vincenza (near venice). He began working in his father's studio in 1902, and opened his own studio in 1921 with partners zarpellon and zanolli.
Zsz grew and gained an international reputation. Doro was the sculptor and created the models over 3000 figurines.
Other studios in the area, of course copied zsz;s success. Among those were perdomello brothers, agnostella and dal pro, luigi fabris and ronzan. The town of nove was home to over 200 pottery studios.Withe the successes of the potters in nove and bassano, several potters in milan also joined in. The milano families included cacciapuoti and the mollica. This particular ceramic cat figurine has a mama cat with 3 kittens and is approximately 11" tall, 11" wide and 7.5 deep.
The bottom is marked, "italy". Having worked in galleries and museums, i pack every single item with love and care to insure a safe arrival.I have done my best to describe and photograph each item as detailed as possible. This item is made of ceramic and spaghetti ceramic, italian vintage, majolica ceramic, vintage ceramic figurine, cat ceramic, kitten ceramics, spaghetti cat, handmade ceramic.