Hedi Schoop (Swiss, 1906-1995) designed this whimsical sculpture entitled “Turn-about Cat” circa 1950s. This charming Egyptian-inspired design came in several sizes—this is the largest at 22 inches tall. Female on one side, male on the other. It is molded from thick earthenware and is glazed with gold leaf. It is marked on the bottom. Condition is very good considering the material and age: there are a few areas where the gold leaf has been abraded off and a few minor flea bites. There are no cracks, repairs, or large chips.
She founded Hedi Schoop Art Creations in 1940 and produced decor for the home until 1958. She was based in Van Nuys, California.