MADE IN ITALY T.K.C TX/?B
Large brightly colored ceramic cat MADE IN ITALY T.K.C TX/?B
Large brightly colored ceramic cat MADE IN ITALY T.K.C TX/?B:- Hello and thank you for taking the time to view my beautiful piece of pottery. I have absolutely no idea what the origin of this is. I discovered this treasure at the local GoodWill store in Joliet, IL so I have no idea where it was before that. It is in almost perfect condition with just a small scrape on the tail. The colors are extremely vibrant and it is very striking.
Please see my pictures. There are three different views of the cat and one of the marking on the bottom.
It is an asian Cat that stands approximately 11 inches tall and 10 inches wide.
I started to research what these marks could mean and the only thing similar I came up with said that similar markings were Capodimonte? But I searched Capodimonte and haven't found another item similarly marked.
The bottom reads
I can't tell what is after the TX. It could possibly be a 4 or a 40 or even an L. The marking after the TX is kind of smudged, that's the best way I can describe it. The black speckles are under the glazing and can't be rubbed off.
I searched t.k.c in the search engine, but unfortunately I don't get any results. I tried MADE IN ITALY followed by T.K.C and that didn't produce anything similar to my item.
A Little about me. My name is Mary and I purchased my first antique when my oldest two girls had moved out. I had a guest room to fill and decided to fill it with vintage items. I don't specifically buy anything for it's value. I purchase things I think are beautiful that I want to display in the room. All of the vintage furniture I have found is so much solid and so much better quality than anything I have ever owned. And the knick knacks are so beautifully made, not like the mass produced items you find today.
I would really appreciate any help I could get. I can't think of any other combination of words to search to find it's origin. Thank you again for reading.