Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cats in Art: Covered Cat Dish (Westmoreland Glass Specialty Co)

From my continuing weekly Sunday series of cats in art.  Having moved on from Stefano Zuffi's marvelous work, The Cat in ArtI am now using some ideas from Caroline Bugler's equally impressive book, The Cat/3500 Years of the Cat in Art.  You really should check out and/or own both of these wonderful works, easily available on Amazon or eBay (and I have no financial interest).

Image credit Gary, taken at the Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Covered Cat Dish, ca 1895, Westmoreland Glass Specialty Company, Grapeville, PA, opaque blue and white glass, pressed.

The bride and I were back in Pittsburgh in October to see the Paul Simon concert with our college friends (it was GREAT!).  During a rainy afternoon we needed to stay inside so we headed to the Heinz History Center where the past of Pittsburgh, with a special emphasis on the Heinz Company, is superbly documented.

The museum was short on cats, with this gorgeous exception.  It literally is little larger than a muffin, but just beautiful.

As a special treat, here are a couple of advice-y nuggets from the founder of the feast himself, H. J. Heinz:

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