This luscious lady playing with a cute kitten is by my favorite maker, A. W. Fr. Kister. She is from a series of languid beauties cast in creamy white bisque, carefully highlighted with subtle washes of pale golden-yellow, giving the impression of a sculpture carved in fine marble. In addition to the exquisite anatomically-proportioned modeling, Kister also was a master of capturing movement and mood. You can almost hear the woman cooing softly to the kitten, who mews back to its mistress, see the movement of her soft tresses as they tumble over the pillow, sense the shift of her supple curves as she extends her slim arms upward. . . .
Of the finest bisque, this fine femme and her feline friend are 7.25 inches long. The piece is incised under pillow “11210” over “4,” matching the model number from this page of an old company catalogue.
This pretty maid and her frisky spaniel, featured previously on this blog are also by Kister and appear on the same catalogue page. Perhaps Kister sensed that the world is generally divided between cat people and dog people and designed a figurine to appeal to each market.