Miniature ceramic Cat - Panther figurine is handmade tea pet, statue desk or shelf decor.
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Cat height 2.36 in, width 1.93 in. This is Kogasan ( Mr. Claw). He is a sphinx cat but also looks like a panther. Such character is unusual for Japanese culture. He was born in my head and is now presented to your gaze after reading the book "Shogun". If for a moment to imagine that the population of ancient Japan are cats, then Kogasan is an unusual and memorable inhabitant. In Japanese paintings and engravings cats and other animals are often portrayed by the inhabitants of the city in their robes. Kogasan was born in Japan to a European father and a Japanese mother. Well-educated and intelligent, he reached great heights at the Shogunate’s court.
The product is well detailed. Look at the eyes. They convey the character, intelligence and cunning of the character. Kogasan is made of two types of clay - paws and snout made of black shamy Spanish clay, which gives an additional interesting texture (roughness). Clothing made of white clay, which after each burning acquires a more sandy shade (the sculpture passes through two burns). Additionally, the clothes painted with engobe of blue, grey, and white colors, which ultimately gives a very harmonious color to the character.
With mr. Kogasan as a gift you will see three sparrows (miniature figurines). They symbolizing the gray masses of ordinary people. The cat -boss can eat them at any moment.
If the item is used as a tea figure and the tea is spilled on him in the tea ceremony, the character will change its color. The light part of the kimono will gradually absorb into itself tea (the property of clay) and the color will become much darker and more saturated , and the pattern of small flowers will become much more expressive. Kogasan will constantly surprise you with this transformation for the better.
It will be a beautiful gift, especially if you think of it not just as a clay figurine, but as an object with its own story. Besides it will fit perfectly in the interior due to its interesting shape and carefully chosen kimono colors.
All our products are copyrighted. They are and will be in a single copy. Each product has meaning and philosophy. But if you want, you can give it your own personal history and name.
The products are made of Ukrainian clay but using a small amount of Spanish clay. I use engobe and high-quality glaze to finish the figures. Clay is burned twice at 960 and 1080 degrees Celsius in an electric kiln designed for firing ceramic products. Clay and glazes are led free and food safe.
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