A large ceramic Casa Pupo / Bordallo Pinhiero black hissing cat

A phenomenal vintage example of this most unusual hissing cat by Casa Pupo/Bordallo Pinheiro.

Life size! High gloss glaze.

This early, vintage example is magnificently modelled. The hissing cat is such an arresting, characterful piece. I never get tired of looking at it! The piece has captured all the vigour and movement; a kitsch wonder.

The tail removes for transportation.

A truly astounding piece.


All approximate

Height 59cm

Length 38cm

Width 19cm



Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note that this piece has wear commensurate with age and has flaws: there are losses to the glaze which have been patched in (on the tail), a glued chip to the base of the tail (final image), and tape has been added to keep the tail snug when reassembled after transportation. Nothing that detracts from the overall impact of this amazing and most unusual piece!


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