This hand painted, whimsical piece of pottery is made by Italica ARS in Italy. It is a fat blue cat with purple stripes and a red ribbon painted around its neck. The tail acts as a support on the back where a large hole is located. I am not sure of the original purpose of this piece, but it would make a cute vase for real, silk or straw flowers. It could also be used for holding other objects, such as pens and pencils on a desk, or whatever you like. The piece is in excellent condition, and measures 6.25" tall and roughly 4.25" wide.
Hand Painted Italica ARS Pottery Fat Cat Holder or Vase