We found these sweet little calico cats at the estate sale of a local child psychologist who died a few years back, and with whom I’d had some previous work-related conversations.
He was an avid collector of a wide array of interesting items from cats to cookie jars to radios, as well as a talented artist and photographer in his own right.
The 3 hand-painted Lefton cats pictured here are from 1985, and – it seems – fairly rare. I’ve found few instances of them on-line, either sold or for sale. The prices listed are slightly less than the actual sold prices I found.
George Zoltan Lefton was a Hungarian immigrant who apparently was originally a designer and manufacturer of sportswear, but eventually began producing his ceramic designs such as these lovely, collectible kitties.
Condition: All pieces are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Upright kitty: about 5.5″ tall x 4.5″ wide
Watchful kitty: about 5.5″ long x 3″ tall
Sleeping kitty: about 5.5″ long x 1.5″ tall
Price: Individually, they are $28.00 each plus $1.54 Maine State Sales Tax each.
As a set, $74.00 for all three. Plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax of $4.07 for a total of $78.07.
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