Irene Adler was introduced in the short story A Scandal in Bohemia, published in July 1891. She is the most notable female character in the Sherlock Holmes stories, mainly because she is the only woman Holmes respects for her intelligence and integrity. Watson describes Holmes opinion of her as follows:
“To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.”
In A Scandal in Bohemia, we are told that Adler was born in New Jersey in the 1850's. She had a relatively successful career as an opera singer in Europe. During her tenure at the Royal Opera of Warsaw, she met and became the lover of the King of Bohemia, who was staying in Warsaw. After terminating her relationship with the King, she settled in London and retired from singing.
In this piece, Casper may be saying, "Paw-don me, but could I catch a ride to 221b Baker Street?" in the cab. He is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow.
Handcrafted by our small workshop crew in Wooster, Ohio, this keepsake is made from 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and a little description on the back.