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Floradora is an original, one-of-a-kind folk art cat doll, hand sculpted in paperclay and hand painted by artist Max Bailey.

My name is Floradora, and I am a white Persian kitten.

Mama says I look just like the puffy little white clouds you see in the sky on a nice summer day.

This morning Mama told me not to get my dress dirty and not to show my petticoats.

She says it's not at all ladylike for little girls to show their petticoats. "Floradora", she says, "If petticoats were meant to be seen, they'd be worn over your dress instead of under it."

But my petticoat is really pretty. It's the color of roses, and it has a big ruffle with yellow polka dots. It's so pretty I have to show it to you. It's not like I'm showing somebody my bloomers!

My dress is okay too. It’s blue and has pink daisies that go all around the top in a circle, and a ruffle with a yellow border. If there was a contest though, my polka dot petticoat would win. That’s for sure!

Max Bailey sculpted me and my wonderful petticoat from paperclay, and made my cute little whiskers from stiffened cotton thread. I’m completely hand painted with acrylic paints.

I’m a one-of-a-kind work of art, and am made for display only. Max never uses molds in his work, so there’s never going to be anybody else like me.

I'm signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. I rest firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak, and I'm 7 and 1/4 inches tall.

I come with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of my story.

From Max...Many hours go into the making of each of my dolls. I strongly believe in fine craftsmanship and artistry, and I pay great attention to small details. Each doll is a unique work of art, and I am able to produce them in only a very limited number. I do my best to create little dolls with big personalities because that is what I love to do.

If you decide to adopt Floradora, she will come to you carefully packaged and delivered by Priority Mail, insured, with Delivery Confirmation, within the United States.

We accept PayPal, money orders, and cashier’s checks. There’s a waiting period for checks to clear. Please contact us within 3 days if you are mailing payment. Payment is expected within 7 days.

Please visit ruffings.com, which includes our blog, for more information about us, and please "like" us on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ruffings

Thanks for stopping by!
A E Ruffing and Elizabeth Ruffing

Cat Art Doll, OOAK Original White Persian Kitten, Hand Painted Folk Art Figurine Sculpture, Floradora by Max Bailey

$225.00 USD
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