Collectors Weekly has summarized the history and significance of cats and cat collectibles in an interesting and easy to read overview. It covers the following:

– different varieties of cat themed antiques
– notable artists or historical figures who featured cats in their artworks
– origin of domesticated cats in Egypt and their customs
– domesticated cats spreading to Greece
– cats in the far East
– anti-cat sentiment in 13th century Europe
– cats in the Victorian era
– rise of popularity in cat figurines, folk art and commercial products
– cat popularity grows in music, popular culture, books and other print
– demand for cat figurines, both Western & Asian
– iconic cat characters appearing in printed media and Hollywood

Check out the full article here.

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