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Adapted from an unpublished drawing by Edward Gorey.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

$ 69.50
Gorey Book Cat Sterling Silver Pin

This animal pin has been adapted from an unpublished drawing by Edward Gorey created in the 1980s.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. This book cat is part of the whimsical jewelry collection. offers Free Standard Shipping within the United States for orders $100.00 and over. Orders under $100.00 are a $6.45 flat rate. We also offer UPS 2nd-Day Express shipping. Rates for Express shipping are provided at checkout. Shipments to Canada are for a $15.00 flat rate via UPS Standard Shipping or USPS, or a calculated rate at checkout for UPS Saver (express shipping). Shipments to Canada may incur Canadian customs duties, taxes, and/or brokerage fees for which the customer is responsible for paying. Please note: shipping is unavailable for 1.) P.O. Box addresses, and 2.) addresses outside the United States and Canada.

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 the jewelry bag in which it came 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