A pair of very handsome pottery cats, made in the Staffordshire area in approximately the mid 19th century. They have been handpainted in vivid yellow with green bows round their necks, green eyes and pale pink muzzles. They sit proudly on green cushions with gold banding round the edges. These cats were made in various colours, but this is perhaps the most striking.
They are in good condition with just a couple of shallow chips to the bottom edge of their bases which do not show without looking underneath.