Cats and Dogs

A collection of Cats and Dogs across the collections at National Museums Scotland. Find out more here: http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/search-our-collections
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Bob the dog at National War Museum.  Stuffed dog 'Bob', regimental pet from 1853 - 1860, with silver medal on collar.

Bob the dog at National War Museum. Stuffed dog 'Bob', regimental pet from 1853 - 1860, with silver medal on collar.

The Meissen lion was commissioned by Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony (12 May 1670- 1 February 1733). It was made in the famous porcelain factory at Meissen for the Japanese Palace Augustus bought in Dresden in 1717 to house his extensive oriental collection.

The Meissen lion was commissioned by Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony (12 May 1670- 1 February 1733). It was made in the famous porcelain factory at Meissen for the Japanese Palace Augustus bought in Dresden in 1717 to house his extensive oriental collection.

Otocolobus manul (Pallas), Pallas' cat, aduld male, born c. 1995, died in captivity in Moscow Zoo, 12 January 2000

Otocolobus manul (Pallas), Pallas' cat, aduld male, born c. 1995, died in captivity in Moscow Zoo, 12 January 2000

Panthera pardus saxicolor Pocock, Persian leopard, adult female, born Bristol, 25 October 1980, died 19 September 2000

Panthera pardus saxicolor Pocock, Persian leopard, adult female, born Bristol, 25 October 1980, died 19 September 2000

Ceramic spill vase in the form of an 'Egyptian' Futurist cat designed by Louis Wain and retailed by Max Emanuel & Co. Cream ground with painted facial features, stripes and abstract motifs in red and green, and black 'meow meow' notes. Main body signed 'Louis Wain' in black towards the bottom rear, printed makers marks and painted 'Rd No. 638318' on the base. English, c. 1914

Ceramic spill vase in the form of an 'Egyptian' Futurist cat designed by Louis Wain and retailed by Max Emanuel & Co. Cream ground with painted facial features, stripes and abstract motifs in red and green, and black 'meow meow' notes. Main body signed 'Louis Wain' in black towards the bottom rear, printed makers marks and painted 'Rd No. 638318' on the base. English, c. 1914

Figure of a cat of clear glass with blue ears and tail and black and white eyes: probably Italian, Venice, Murano, 1950s - 1960s

Figure of a cat of clear glass with blue ears and tail and black and white eyes: probably Italian, Venice, Murano, 1950s - 1960s

White earthenware tile stencilled and painted in enamel colours with a cat: English, Newton Abbot, by Candy and Co. Ltd, decorated at Hastings by Kenneth Townsend, 1966

White earthenware tile stencilled and painted in enamel colours with a cat: English, Newton Abbot, by Candy and Co. Ltd, decorated at Hastings by Kenneth Townsend, 1966

Netsuke of wood, the mask of a cat-like animal lacquered in red, black and gold: Japan, 19th century

Netsuke of wood, the mask of a cat-like animal lacquered in red, black and gold: Japan, 19th century

One of a panel of six tin-glazed earthenware tiles depicting a seated cat with a mouse in its mouth: Dutch, Rotterdam, late 18th - early 19th century

One of a panel of six tin-glazed earthenware tiles depicting a seated cat with a mouse in its mouth: Dutch, Rotterdam, late 18th - early 19th century

Figure of a cat in earthenware glazed white and green, features outlined in dark brown, used for rubbing the soles of the feet in the hammam or hot bath: Persia, 17th century

Figure of a cat in earthenware glazed white and green, features outlined in dark brown, used for rubbing the soles of the feet in the hammam or hot bath: Persia, 17th century

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