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Porcelain Cat Fish with brass fish scales

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    Posted 1 year ago

    LesleyParish
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    I found this intriguing Asian porcelain catfish with brass scales in a yard sale and as I like cats I could not resist buying it. I did figure there would be a signature somewhere as it was so well made but could not find it until I lifted some scales on it's back end. I thought that was a strange place to put a signature... so, were the scales put on this cat as an after thought?? I also don't know the artists signature. Maybe someone on the forum can give me an idea of who it might be??
    I have never seen one like this before or since... Has anyone else seen this type of cat figurine or can this just be a one off??
    Thank you everyone who looks and enjoys my pictures.

    Mystery Solved

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    1. Whatisthismom, 1 year ago
      I love that blue tail. Could this be Mexican folk art? I've seen Mexican figurines, usually birds, made from ceramic with similar brass scales.
    2. LesleyParish LesleyParish, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much for the information Whatisthismom. I researched and found the catfish is a vintage Tonala ACEM signed pottery cat made in Mexico. However I could not find one with brass scales.

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