This is one of five little vintage Goebel china figurines featuring cute little black cats - each dressed as humans. This one is the last one left from of the first set that I had back in 2022.
They all date from the early 196os and were designed by Albert Staehle (1899-1974) - one of America's greatest animal illustrators of the mid-20th century.
These wee black cat models are rare survivors and given their fragility great to find them without issues after 60 years.
They are all in PURRR-fect condition. I must admit that I am more of a doggie person - but these uber-cute models would certainly melt your heart.
This one takes the form of a little black cat dressed as a gentleman. He wears sky blue slacks, a yellow jacket and a blue bow tie. He is a bit of a dandy - and is obviously going out to meet his beau. The carries a wee blue umbrella or parasol and carries a little pink daisy type flower in his other hand.
This little china Goebel figurine has no damage or restorations. He is fully marked to the base - and has the model number. KT 249.
Mr Dandy Cat is 4 1/2 inches in height and has a base diameter of about 2 inches. Unpacked he is 75 grams in weight.
UK postage would be with Royal Mail Recorded. This will cost £4.95 and applied at the checkout. We shall of course pack very, very carefully as he is very delicate.