Steinlen Cat & Goldfish Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, in Gift Box
Steinlen Cat & Goldfish Salt & Pepper Shaker Set in Gift Box. The charming images on these porcelain salt and pepper shakers are adapted from Steinlen's most famous book, Des chats: Images Sans Paroles (Cats: Pictures without Words), ca. 1898.
Salt & Pepper set come in gift boxed.
In 1881 Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859–1923) settled in Montmartre, the center of the art community in Paris, and began to frequent the literary cabaret known as Le Chat Noir. Steinlen's fondness for animals, and in particular cats, was noted even as early as his schooldays, when he drew sketches of cats in the margins of his notebooks. Their charm, movement and character, as well as their symbolic properties, seemed to appeal to him.
Steinlen depicted all manner of Parisian society in his drawings and illustrations, with a particular emphasis on the life of the working class. He was also active as a designer of theatrical and cabaret posters.
- Set of 2 shakers
- Shakers measure 2'' high; 1'' diam. each
- Hand wash
- Gift boxed