This example is an item that could be described as both a fake and a contemporary reproduction. The fact the real Cat with Ball of Yarn string holder was only originally made in chalkware, not pottery, makes it a contemporary reproduction. An original chalkware example was used to make the mold for the new item. And because the back of the piece was also given a false McCoy pottery mark by its new maker, it becomes a fake. The original maker of the chalkware item was not the McCoy pottery company. This particular piece is still available for purchase new in various different colors for a very nominal price from a wholesale company who specializes in new fake, fantasy and reproduction items.
Measures approximately 5 and 1/4 inches high, 4 inches across and 3 and 1/2 inches deep.
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