Probably Designed by Paul Comolera, naturalistically modeled as a tabby cat, seated on its haunches, trapping a mouse under its right paw, its tail forming the handle. shape no 1924. Height 10". Comolera is best known for his large models of animal and birds which were often based on life studies. He is also recorded producing smaller domestic animals. According to Joan Jones, Minton page 138-139 "œHis own loved Persian cat was the inspiration for the Majolica cat jug", also see Comolera biography, "Dictionary of Minton"™, 1990, Paul Atterbury, Maureen Batkin, page. 261) For a similar example see "Majolica figures"™ Helen Cunningham 1997, page 28.
Curated and catalogued by Nicolaus Boston