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Then we have this tiny cat of circa 1910, all of 3 1/16 inches. Hardly any room to maneuver, you'd think, yet here is all the presence of a much bigger piece: detailed modeling, fur rippling and stretching as it should, an inquisitive tilt to the head as kitty examines an enticing tail tip. I suppose it goes to show that when you're a master of the craft, you can scale it up or down as you wish with nothing lost.