Majolica cat head

Sep 30, 2019. 12:23 UTC
Majolica cat head
United States of America

Acquired from
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This is a majolica cat head bowl and cover with glass eyes. I believe it’s Victorian. It’s approximately 6 3/4” tall and 6 3/4” wide. Made of porcelain or bisque. Some paint loss on inside rim of bowl. Marked 902 on inside of cats head.


Found at a local estate sale. Previous owner was an antiques dealer in New Orleans.

Answered within 1 day
Oct 01, 16:59 UTC
By Morgan C

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$800 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Amanda,
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. This is a Victorian, ca. 1900 cat shaped humidor or tobacco jar. It appears to be in good condition with no visible damge. Your piece is made out of bisque and most likely German in origin. The eyes of the cat are indeed glass. Based on recent price realizations for items similar to yours, the fair market value would be between 300 and 500 US dollars. If you have any other questions please let me know.
Thank you

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