Mosser’s “Sitting Cat” figurines were produced during approximately the same years as the collies. They were made in most of the same colors and more! If you’re a fan of the beautiful slag glass collies of the 70’s and 80’s, you may find youself adding a kitty or two to your collection.
Although they are also discontinued, the demand for the sitting cat is not as high as for the Collies and the prices are very reasonable. We do not track prices as closely as we do the Collies, but we have yet to see bids for a single sitting cat top $50. Most sell for $10-$30 and its not unheard of to be able to pick them up for under $10 apiece.
The sitting cat is highly detailed, with little bumps on the muzzle where the whiskers grow, and patterned fur. This short-haired cat is posed seated with its tail wrapped around its left side, looking inquisitively upwards towards the left.
The Mosser “M” stamp can be found on the back at the base of the tail and, like the collies, the older kitties also sport an “M” mark on the pontil. Some of the cats have a little bubble of extra glass or a “notch” at the tip of the right ear – this is a manufacturing “glitch” and it’s very common on these figures.
Other cat figurines made by Mosser Glass include a cat lying down (now retired), the “cat on a basket” salts, and a sitting “fluffy kitten”, which is still being produced.
More information can be found on our sister site, GlassKitties.com.