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Floradora, Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Floradora, Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMy 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.

Floradora, Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey 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.”

Floradora, Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyBut 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!

Floradora, Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyMax 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.

Floradora, Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI’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.

Floradora, Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max BaileyFloradora is available for $225.00, plus shipping. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Maybelle Mouse, Floradora, and Marla Mouse, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat and Mouse Doll Figurines by Max BaileyMy friends are Maybelle Mouse (left) and Marla Mouse (right).

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Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth might be described as an intellectual.

She is currently attending Kitty College to get her master’s degree in human psychology. The book she carries is called KNOW YOUR HUMAN. It has lots of good tips.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth has noticed that life seems very complicated for the human beings around her. They often require her help in solving their problems, and frequently need her counseling.

Hyacinth patiently points out to them that life is really very simple. You eat, you play, you sleep. That’s about it.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyIn her careful observation of human beings, Hyacinth has noted that there is a direct correlation between their being in a good mood, and giving out kitty treats.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe has determined that it is in her best interest to keep them as cheerful as possible.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth is a Blue Persian cat, who sees the world through beautiful and intense yellow eyes. She wears a yellow dress with a pattern of blue flowers. Three blue bows with white polka dots adorn the front of her dress. They match the big bow at the back. Her collar and petticoats are white.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth 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 book are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Her gray whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She stands 9 and 1/4 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Hyacinth is 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@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

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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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Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max Bailey

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice is a very sweet-tempered Blue Persian cat.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe isn’t really crabby at all, but she likes to look that way. It makes people say “Oh, poor kitty. Are you having a bad day?” Then she gets extra pats on the head, tickles under the chin, and sometimes special treats. She likes that a lot.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe shares the treats with her friend Ruthie the turtle, and they giggle together as they eat them, making funny little muffled noises. When the treats are gone, they think up ways Alice might arrange her face to look even a little crabbier.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice wears a pretty red and white polka dot pinafore, with a ruffled bib and straps that crisscross in the back. Her blouse is a soft lilac blue with ivory collar and cuffs, painted on like her striped gold, blue, and red tights and laced up old fashioned shoes.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe’s an original one-of-a-kind work of art that I created from my own design and pattern, then made from 100% cotton fabric which I sewed, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe is 13 inches tall.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyAlice’s very crabby expression was created from paperclay smoothed into her fabric head, and sculpted in three different stages of hardening.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max Bailey

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyEven her gray and unruly whiskers are grumpy. They are made of stiffened pearl cotton that I threaded through the paperclay before it dried. I made her 100% cotton pinafore from my own design and pattern.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice, though she may not look it, is very obliging. She has a curly tail that allows her to sit up and glare at you all by herself from a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. She can also glare at you while sitting in a chair or standing with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyRuthie the turtle is made of wood, and doesn’t glare. She looks quite friendly and happy, probably because she gets so many treats. I painted her shell in brown, orange, and gold, and the rest of her in gray green and brown turtle colors. She’s about five inches long and two inches wide.

Ruthie, One-of-a-kind Turtle by Max Bailey

Ruthie, One-of-a-kind Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She and her friend Ruthie are meant for display only.

Ruthie, One-of-a-kind Turtle by Max BaileyUpdate: Crabby Alice and Ruthie have already been adopted. Thank you!

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice and Ruthie’s friends are Ginger and George (lower left) and Hedda and Hopper (lower right).

Ginger and George, Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Dolls by Max Bailey