This cat figurine is actually a bank (stopper missing) and is made of gypsum or plaster of Paris. This is carnival chalkware given away at fairs and carnivals as prizes for shooting ducks or darting balloons during the first half of the 20th century.
The kitty is painted with garish neon pink with hand painted details. She has a very adorable face with bright eyes and perky whiskers. She is about 6.5 inches tall.
Early chalkware figures are becoming very rare as these are very fragile pieces and many would have been broken before getting home from the carnival. They were also inexpensive (cheap) and probably got tossed at summer's end. Most of the survivors have some degree of damage.
This kitty has several missing bits of paint off one ear, the bell on her neck, and the corners of her base. There is a chip of gypsum missing from the coin slot. She has had no restoration and is all original. She still displays well and has held her own with all the classy, pristine cats she lives with.
I wouldn't recommend using this cat as a bank. Chalkware is very fragile and dropping coins could cause further damage.