Antique French white mohair candy container c. Rare piece in overall great condition. The tip of the tail has a few nips off the fur (see last photo) and the inside cardboard container has age appropriate wear and a minor glued area looks like it was done decades ago. The height and width of the candy box itself is 2. Because the head comes off, you can position the head back in place to look whatever direction you want.
It seems to like to sit in the position I've shown you in the photos, with her head looking sideways. Her body is lightweight and is likely hollowed papier-mâché with fur placed over it. There are no crushed areas.She's in good condition and the body is nicely shaped giving this cat a life-like appearance. The paws are a slightly different type of material, all factory original. There are no fur repairs on this cat.
My magnified close-up photos show her pink nose paint slightly outside the nose area and onto the fur... This is all factory original and the way it was done.She stands about 8 1/2 tall, please see photos with ruler. In person, you don't notice anything about this creature other than her immense charm. You immediately fall in love. I love her fake painted teeth and her chartreuse-yellow eyes. This is not a taxidermy piece of a dead pet I once owned (I've been asked this question before).
Table screens used in the photos are offered in my store separately and are not part of this listing. The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH WHITE MOHAIR CAT CANDY CONTAINER CHRISTMAS DOLL STEIFF BEAR DRESS" is in sale since Saturday, November 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "french_kiss" and is located in Long Beach, California.This item can be shipped to United States.