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Edward Gorey Sterling Silver Dancing Cat Earrings

  • $63.95

When dangling from your ears, these frolicking cats will be dancing every time you move your head. The design is adapted from one of Edward Gorey’s illustrations for a 1982 edition of T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Passionate cat lover, author and illustrator Gorey was “a longtime advocate of animal welfare,” according to The Edward Gorey House. [He] left his estate to The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust which he established for the welfare of all living creatures including not only cats, dogs, whales and birds, but also bats, insects and even invertebrates.”

Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist and writer. The creator of more than one hundred works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series “Mystery!"—Gorey was a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected. Gorey published more than 100 of his own works and has illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoker, Raymond Chandler, Gilbert & Sullivan, and many others.

These wire earrings are sterling silver, for pierced ears.  Cats are 3/4” long x 1/2" wide and hangs approx 1.75" from lobe. Each earring is stamped on the back with the monogram: EG. 

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