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Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy is a sweet little tabby cat with a mischievous side.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHer favorite toy is a yellow duck.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWhen she squeezes his tummy he makes a startling noise halfway between a quack and a cackle, and so she calls him “Quackle”.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy has heard that ducks like water.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe’s taken Quackle down to the pond a few times, but doesn’t dare put him in the water. She’s afraid he might float away.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy ‘s friends wish he would float away.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy thinks it’s very entertaining to sneak up behind them and squeeze Quackle. They don’t think it’s at all amusing.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy’s friends are going toy shopping on the Internet. They are going to order a dog that barks, a lion that roars, and a parrot that shrieks.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy’s fur is painted in a multitude of tabby colors…silver gray, buff, ivory, and gold, with black stripes. Her yellow eyes have a touch of green, and her pretty white whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Christy’s dress is country red with a pattern of blue flowers with orange centers. The dress is set off by a pale blue pinafore that ties in a big bow at the back. Her striped kitty tail emerges from the ruffled white petticoats that can be seen below her dress.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy is an original one-of-a-kind work of art and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her toy duck are hand sculpted from paperclay, and she is entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. She is signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Christy rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She stands 9 1/4 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Christy and Quackle, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat and Duck Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChristy and Quackle are available for $300.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ovi.7f0.myftpupload.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Christy and Quackle and Natasha and Ivan, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurines by Max BaileyChristy and Quackle’s friends are Natasha and Ivan (left).

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Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“What am I?” Maryanne asked her mama one day.

“You are a Ragdoll, my dear,” her mama replied, looking fondly at her little daughter.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyOnce in a while, Maryanne wished she had someone to play with, such as a little sister. So when her mama asked her what she would like for her first birthday, Maryanne said “I would like a Ragdoll, Mama.”

“I will see what I can do,” her mama answered thoughtfully, which to Maryanne was a very good sign.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyFor the two weeks before her birthday, when Maryanne had gone to bed, she could hear her mama’s foot on the treadle of the old Singer sewing machine, late into the night. She wondered if perhaps her mama was making her a special dress to wear on her birthday.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey When the big day came, Maryanne’s mama presented her with a large birthday box, which thrilled Maryanne to no end. Surely it was the Ragdoll she had asked for.!

“Her name is Margie,” said Mama, as Maryanne took the lid off the box. “She is your very own rag doll.”

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyBecause she was such a kind and considerate daughter, and because she knew her mama had worked so very hard, Maryanne hid her disappointment. Margie was not the little sister she had expected, but she said thank you and gave her mama a big hug.

Before long, Maryanne came to realize that her rag doll Margie was in great need of her assistance. The poor thing had no whiskers. And how was she to hear with those big long ears that were tied at the top with bows? Worse than that, Margie had no tail!

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaryanne took good care of Margie. She took Margie everywhere she went, and grew to love her quiet ways. Indeed, they became inseparable.

That is how Maryanne came to be known as the Ragdoll with a rag doll.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMaryanne is a beautiful bicolor Ragdoll cat with China-blue eyes that reflect her sweet disposition. She wears an old-fashioned blue dress gathered up at the sides. It drapes softly over a skirt striped with many colors to match the lower sleeves of the dress. Three gold buttons accent the front, and a large pink peony adorns either side.

Margie wears a pink jumper over a lighter pink blouse with a white collar. She has black tights and brown high-button shoes with gold buttons. Both Maryanne and Margie have white petticoats.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat and Hyacinth the Blue Persian, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurines by Max BaileyI hand sculpted Maryanne and Margie from paperclay, and they are original one-of-a-kind works of art, meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work.

Maryanne’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread. Margie, of course, has no whiskers.

Maryanne and Margie are completely hand painted with acrylic paints, then signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Maryanne rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak, and she stands 9 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Maryanne the Ragdoll Cat and Felicity the Ragdoll Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurines by Max BaileyMaryanne is available for $425.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Please inquire to ruffings@ovi.7f0.myftpupload.com

Please click here to visit Maryanne’s adoption page.

Maryanne’s kitty friends are Hyacinth the Blue Perisan, and Felicity the Ragdoll Kitten. They are not included.

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Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMy Name is “Fluffy”. It’s not a very original name, but I didn’t pick it, did I?

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI would have picked a fancy name like “Floradora”, or maybe an exotic name like “Esmeralda”. But not “Fluffy”. No way.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyAt least I wasn’t named “Puffy”. I wouldn’t like that one bit.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyFrom now on, maybe I just won’t come when I’m called.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI have a red velvet cushion that has “Fluffy” embroidered on it in gold. It has real gold tassels on it too. I like the way the tassels bounce up and down when I swat at them. If I wasn’t named “Fluffy”, it wouldn’t be my cushion anymore, would it?

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI also like my pink flowered bowl. It says “Fluffy” on the side of it. It’s my bowl. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI hope you understand that underneath all this fur is a tiny little kitten who needs a lot to eat.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileySomeone just called “Fluffy”. It must be dinner time. Maybe “Fluffy” is a pretty nice name after all.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI wonder what’s for dinner? I think I’ll go see.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey I’m back. I ate, and I feel much better. As I was saying, my name is Fluffy. I’m a Persian tabby kitten, and I’m just a baby, so my eyes are kind of blue. I’m wearing a really pretty dress. It’s mauve, and has pale gold flowers with wine-colored centers. It’s got a white collar and ruffled cuffs, and lots of swirly white petticoats. I’m wearing a pale turquoise jumper over it. Best of all, I like the big yellow-gold bow at the front.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMax Bailey hand sculpted me from paperclay. (He’s the one who named me Fluffy.) My whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread. I’m a one-of-a-kind original work of art, and meant for display only. No molds are ever used in Max’s work, so nobody else looks like me and never will!

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI was completely hand painted with acrylic paints, then 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 am 7 and 1/8 inches tall.

Fluffy, Original One-of-a-kind Persian Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyUpdate: Fluffy has already been adopted. Thank you!

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Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThey named her Jasmine, after the sweet smelling flower, but everyone calls her “Jazzie.”

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyJazzie is a little kitten with a big dream. Someday, she wants to be a prima ballerina.

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe has the jumping thing down, and the leaping thing. Her somersaults are outstanding, and she’s trying to think of a way to work them into her first ballet recital.

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThe only really disappointing thing to Jazzie is that her little limbs are not yet long enough for her to put her paws together above her head in that graceful ballerina arch. Her ears always get in the way.

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyToday, Jazzie is twirling around the dining room table.

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Jazzie, you really are very weird,” her brother says, looking up from his violin practice.

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyJazzie ignores him. She has just discovered that if she concentrates really hard on trying to catch the tip of her tail in her mouth, she can spin even faster. Depending on where her tail is at the moment, she can spin to the right or spin to the left!

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWhen Jazzie is too dizzy to continue, she stretches out on the floor and watches the ceiling go around. She imagines she can hear the audience loudly applauding. The curtains part for the fourth curtain call. There is Jazzie, the prima ballerina, at center stage, her paws extended high above her ears in that graceful ballerina pose. Bouquets of roses are strewn all about the stage. Jazzie looks down at the orchestra and sees her brother, playing first violin. He looks so proud of his little sister!

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyJazzie’s lovely blue eyes look earnestly out from her dark face. Her dress is orchid pink, highlighted with shades of lighter pink. The dress is set off by a white rose at the front, and a darker pink bow at the back. Below her hemline, you can see her ruffled petticoats, one dark pink to match the bow, and the others white.

Jazzie the Siamese Ballerina, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI hand sculpted Jazzie from paperclay, and used stiffened cotton thread for her whiskers. She is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work.

Jazzie is completely hand painted with acrylic paints, then signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak, and she stands 7 ¾ inches tall.

Update: Jazzie has already been adopted. thank you!