This beautiful little kitten in pale tan and white is looking anxiously over his shoulder. He is incised with an early NAO mark and Made in Spain although the writing is very difficult to read and impossible to photograph. There is also an incised 22. A small piece of porcelain can be heard inside, a remnant from the hole punched in the bottom to relieve pressure during manufacture. The cat is in excellent condition with no damage. He measures about 6" long, 2.75" wide and 5.25" tall.
NAO is a company that developed out of the Lladro brothers desire to produce beautiful porcelain that ordinary people could afford. It was formed in 1967 first under the name of Rosal, then Zephir, then in 1982 under the NAO brand. early pieces were incised with the logo and often were not readable. Later items were stamped with the NAOs ship logo.