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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson 10” Early Oak Fruit Bowl

Stock ref: DS1051

Circa 1940’s/ early 50’s

Sought after early bowl with a detailed, high backed trademark mouse carved to the outer side of the bowl. Handcrafted and tooled to the inside and ouside, the master craftsman making this bowl has produced a bowl of unusually slim sides and rim. Medium fumed, the wood has now aged and matured to give a wonderful deep honeyed colour, highlighting the tooling and graining of the wood. Presented in superb waxed condition, careful usage over the years has ensured the bowl has not stained black, as is often found, from the acids etc. within the skin of the fruit placed in the bowl.

No evidence of any repair, just the usual minor nicks on the rim from normal usage and a 1” hairline along the grain on the outside near the mouse. Production of bowls with the mouse on the outside ceased in the late 50’s.

Size: 25.5(dia) x 6.5(h) cm

SOLD