Bitossi Long Cat Figurine

An adorable, Italian long cat pottery figurine designed by Aldo Londi, featuring orange glaze and incised decoration on the sides. Rough stoneware clay design with painted eyes and nose features. We usually see this piece in the Rimini Blu pattern, unusual to see in this orange and brown. Marked on the bottom with 1976-B and stamped into the clay with "Italy".

In good vintage condition with no cracks or damage. Some light wear, there is one small nick or flake off the ear but doesn't really show due to the nature of the rough clay - see last photo, on the left ear. Some residue on bottom feet. Some glaze aberrations from manufacturing. Dust and dirt in the crevices.

Measures about 7 1/2" long, 4 1/2" tall.