Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Porcelain Kitty from Napcoware 1960s
Saucy and cute, this white kitty brings a smile and a hint of whimsy. Our kitten is an example of the many figurines produced by Napco, a company established in 1938 in New Bedford, Ohio as the National Potteries Corporation. The company imported and distributed a wide variety of ceramic, glass and giftware from Japan in all shapes and sizes.
This little kitty has the remnants of a silver paper label and the word Napcoware printed on the bottom. The distinctive, consistently well crafted and designed vintage items are popular again today and continue to hold the interest of many collectors.