These are definitely older - I bought them at an estate sale and they were in a box of vintage Halloween decorations. I cannot find a reference for them, but they are absolutely adorable and their expressions look as if they were caught mid-meow.
These handpainted papier mache miniature kitten figures are each 3 1/4 inches tall. They sit on a circle of orange and black cardboard that has a wooden peg in the center and they may have been used as placeholders at a table setting. On the gold ribbon of one there is a child's name handwritten - I think it says Jim.
They're a little chippy at the ears and one is cracked at the base as you can see in the photos, but they are in great condition otherwise. I hate to part with them. The price is for both of them.