||Crouching dark gray and white cat; 7"L x 4"H. Impressed NAO mark.
Shape is virtually identical to (though somewhat smaller than) the
1970 Gres model #2001 (in the regular Lladró collection), for which this older NAO made have been
|[Stylized White Cat]
||Very elongated and stylized seated white cat with collar and
out-sized jingle bell, head cocked to side, eyes closed. If you've
ever seen any of the American Freeman-McFarlin pottery cats,
especially the tall, seated Siamese models, you'll have some
idea of the posture and style of this NAO. Impressed NAO mark.
|[Stylized Siamese Cat]
||Here's another stylized cat similar to the one above, but colored to look like
a Siamese cat. This one looks even more like the Freeman-McFarlin
cat! Impressed NAO mark.
||Lladró also made another Pekinese as part of a stylized series of miniature
animals (see NAO #438). This one is a more naturalistic
rendering of the breed. It has a foil sticker for the mark - presumably
because this item has insufficient surface on the underside to have taken
the usual mark or because the mark was inadvertently omitted in the firing. )