Beckoning Cat

Vintage Chinese gilded Hot water pot in a Lucky Cat starburst retro design. Originating in Japan is is referred to as maneki-neko literally “beckoning cat.”

It is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner.

It is also sometimes called the “Chinese lucky cat” due to its popularity among Chinese merchants.

In very good condition. It is marked made in China on the base of the teapot.

The height is approximately 12 cm including the cat Head lid. The width is approximately 13 cm from handle to spout. It does have some marks and scratches from general use.

More photos at

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/littlebitoftexasinswansea/

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