Posted 1 year ago
Fenton has offered their 'Alley Cat' figurines in various colors from c1970s through as late as c2017; the chocolate slag was sold thru QVC in April of 2005 for $57.50 retail. Not sure how rare these might be but the Alley Cat in general is fairly easy to find. This one was gifted to me by my dear neighbor. It's a heavy chunk of glass at just over 3.5 pounds and is close to 11" tall. Fenton catalog #C5177CK; QVC #C04115. Originally designed by Reuben Haley for U.S. Glass Company and made at their Tiffin, Ohio plant.
from Fenton Art Glass website: "The whimsical Alley Cat has been one of Fenton's most popular items since we first made it in 1970. The mould originated at the U.S. Glass Co. plant in Tiffin, Ohio, during the 1920s, and we acquired the mould in the mid-1960s. Since that time, we have made the Alley Cat in many different colors and decorative treatments, and each has been greeted with much enthusiasm by Fenton collectors, who just can't get enough of the Alley Cat's characteristic grin."