What can you tell me about my little ceramic whale and mustachioed cat?
November 24, 2016 6:53 PM   Subscribe

I have two little mid-century ceramic figures that my mom gave me and I'd love to know more about them (especially the cat.)

The mustachioed man-cat is a toothpick holder, and I think the whale is just decorative. I'm not sure if the whale's gold trim is real. There is a mark on the bottom of the cat that I haven't been able to google; the whale has no mark.

They were probably purchased in or around New York State during the late 50s or early 60s. My parents weren't "collectors" but they had good taste and occasionally bought tchotchkes. (I don't expect them to be valuable.)

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posted by Room 641-A to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
 
TONALA MEXICO POTTERY
posted by unliteral at 7:14 PM on November 24, 2016 [7 favorites]


More info [scroll down, no direct link]: Jorge Wilmot - Wilmot's signature is two 'W's overlapping and underscored.
posted by unliteral at 7:40 PM on November 24, 2016 [6 favorites]


Excellent work on the cat, unliteral! I think mine is a particularly nice example and now I'm thinking it may have tatttoo potential. Also, I think my little guy needs some mustachioed companions.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:52 AM on November 25, 2016


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