Henry Steig silver whale brooch
by: Henry Steig, USA
material: sterling silver
size: 2 1/8" x just over 3/4"
The Steig family was a remarkably artistic one, and one of Henry's brothers, William (most famous for his book Shrek!), was the author of the lovely children's book Amos and Boris about a whale and his mouse friend. This brooch is very reminiscent of Steig's illustration of Boris the whale on the cover of that book.