Book Cat Sterling Silver Pin

Adapted from an unpublished drawing by Edward Gorey. Engraved on back: Books. Cats. Life is sweet.

  • 1-1/4" wide x 1" long

Book Cat

This pin has been adapted from an unpublished drawing by Edward Gorey created in the 1980s. A cat reclines in contentment atop a pile of leather bound books. On the reverse is engraved: 'Books. Cats. Life is sweet.' - a philosophy of life close to Edward Gorey's heart. Perfect for a Gorey lover, a cat lover and/or a book lover.

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Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in a jewelry bag will help prevent tarnishing.

A truly unique figure in American art and illustration, Edward Gorey's [1925-2000] carefully executed drawings depict a mythical world in a style that is instantly recognizable.  Laurel Elliott has been working with the Gorey estate since 1999 creating jewelry from Gorey's inimitable drawings of cats, bats, ballerinas and whimsical creatures, most in improbable positions, turning two dimensional drawings into jewelry in low relief. Whether you know Edward Gorey or not, his wonderful creatures are irresistible.

Edward Gorey