Cheshire Wisdom

Edwardian English Brass Cat Plate (LEO Design)

Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, "What road do I take?"  The cat asked, "Where do you want to go?"  "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it really doesn't matter, does it?"

What a font of wisdom, this mysterious, mischievous cat!

Shown above, an Edwardian English brass dish—in the form of a (grinning?) cat—made around 1910.  Most Englishmen of the day would have known Lewis Carroll's books and its array of crazy characters.  This little dish could be used to hold coins, rings, keys, cufflinks or clips on a desk. It is one of the many new treasures—Handsome Gifts—recently collected in England.   To learn more about it, please click on the photo above.

And let's leave with a little more Cheshire insight:

"You see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased.  Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry."


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