Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Art of Play: A Soft Toy Cat, 1935

Mohair Cat, 1935
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Since today is what it is, I thought I’d show a very Halloween-y German toy from the 1930s which also fits into our theme of the day of rats and rat-killers. This un-jointed black mohair plush cat is standing with an arched back and upright tail. His eyes are green and his nose is pink. The Halloween-i-ness of it is reinforced by the orange ribbon around his neck.

The fuzzy mouse catcher was made by the celebrated German toy manufacturer, Schuco in 1935.

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