I bought this for my stepmother to put on her desk at her new job. It is a really sweet idea but I agree with other reviewers that the packaging came dinged up and I had to re-package it to make it look presentable for a present. I also was surprised that it didn't look as hand-sculpted as I expected and was missing details that would make it truly special. My step mom really liked it but I think it was more to do with the idea than the beauty of the execution.
The finished product lacks sculptural detail that the product information photo appears to have. Also, the glazing is rough, and makes the item look as if it is dirty. Between the condition of it's box (as if it has been handled numerous times), and the sculpture itself, I'm too embarrassed to give it as a gift.
Hard to see the details in the picture. The cat is sitting on the writer's lap.