I just bought a collection of Louis Wain cats and animals

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wain-cats-2I recently received an email from a collector who proposed selling me a small collection of Louis Wain ceramics. After a bit of negotiating, I bought the group. Cool, right?

The back of Wain Master Cat showing the Louis Wain signature

The back of Wain Master Cat showing the Louis Wain signature

For those of you who don’t know, Louis Wain was a prolific early 20th century British artist, who started drawing cats as a way to please his dying wife, Emily. Both their cat, Peter, and Louis’ drawings comforted her. She passed away in 1886, but Wain continued to draw cats. Eventually he designed a series of Futurist ceramic cats and other animals that were produced for brief periods, both before and after WWI. His works are moderately rare and highly collectible.

I can’t say I’m an expert in the ceramic creations of Louis Wain, but I do know what I like. These Futurist cats tickle me. I buy and sell them whenever the opportunity presents itself, which isn’t very often.


Denver, July 15-17, 2016

Denver, July 15-17, 2016

No shows until July, when we’ll be in Denver for the Denver World Wide Antique Show, July 15-17, 2016. In the meantime, we’re very much in business, so call or email me with your wants or items for sale. If you have what I’m looking for, I’m paying the highest prices. My decisions are quick and my payments just as quick. Just snap a photo and email it to me.

I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. I will continue to list more as often as possible. Please click here to take a look.There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

3 thoughts on “I just bought a collection of Louis Wain cats and animals

  1. Dear Philip,
    It would be great if you will post more photos of Wain’s ceramics – they are so rare 🙁
    Now I’m working on a book in russian about Louis and your photos would be so helpful!

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