Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinlen Cats Covered Mug with Tea Infuser & Lid
Enjoy your next cup of tea in Parisian style with this porcelain mug, with tea infuser and lid featuring artwork by French artist Théophile Steinlen from his most famous book "Des Chats: Images Sans Paroles" (Cats: Pictures without Words) (1898).
Mug, lid and tea infuser come in a gift box.
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.