Small ceramic cat noted toixala or tonala mex, #337,3 1/" high by 5' long by 3" wide. lovely blue/green painted details. can send photo if needed.

Oct 25, 2020. 17:35 UTC
Small ceramic Cat noted Toixala or Tonala Mex, #337,3 1/" high by 5' long by 3" wide.  Lovely blue/green painted details.  Can send photo if needed.
Nancy
United States of America

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Description

Noted Toixala or Tonala Mes, #337. 3 1/2" high by 5" long by 3" wide.

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Answered within 8 days
Nov 02, 20:14 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$25 - $35 USD

Insurance Value

$60 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Tonala Mexican pottery is quite collectible, though the current market is not what it used to be, with small pieces - such as yours - bringing very modest prices at auction these days and even large pieces rarely selling for more than $150-200.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Tonala painted earthenware pottery cat
Made in Mexico, 20th Century
with blue and green hand-painted decoration, the underside marked 'CAT / TONALA MEX / 337'
3 1/2" high by 5" long by 3" wide
$25-35*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you for using Mearto.

Nancy d martin Nov 02, 21:15 UTC

I would like to sell this item. It came to me through an auction and the gift giver has a charity to which I would like to donate the proceeds. How do you recommend I sell it?

Delia Nov 02, 21:20 UTC

We work with lots of auctioneers from relevant and highly qualified auction houses. Your item is in our database of leads and interested auctioneers will reach out to you directly on your email if they can help you sell your item.
If you said "yes" or "maybe" when we asked if your item was for sale auctioneers are now able to contact you. If you said "no" go to your item page and change that to "yes".
Alternatively, you can reach out to auction houses in your area to see if they are interested in selling this for you.
Let us know if you have additional questions or items to appraise, and good luck!

Nancy d martin Nov 02, 21:39 UTC

Thank you. I will avail myself of your connections.

Nancy d martin Nov 02, 23:57 UTC

I cannot find the page where I can change my selling preference. I'm clicking on the box that says FOR SALE but nothing happens. I went to where I listed the item but found no way to change this status. Can you help?

Delia Nov 03, 00:27 UTC

I’ll ask our IT dept to change the For Sale status

Delia Nov 03, 11:33 UTC

Good morning, Nancy,
Our IT dept has changed the status on this and it is now marked as "For Sale."

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