A set of early Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson bookends - circa 1940's
Price: £ Sold
Description: An early example of the very exquisit and beautiful carved solid oak bookends, with 'plump' and angular trademark mice, and subtle adzing. These mice with fine detail, smaller heads and long bodies are very indicative of the mouseman early period. These bookends are of the earlier slightly slimmer and smaller design than later examples. Colour and patina are excellent with a darker fume. It is very rare that bookends of this age and quality come onto the market. Dimensions are height 16cm, length 10cm, width 9cm.
Mousey Thompson Bookends
A rich dark colour signifies much maturity. Light adzing is visible on sides.
Early bookends have a slightly slimmer shape.
Naturally seasoned english oak provides the rich grain pattern .
Hand carved mouse with smaller head is the identity of the master carver.