Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ Early 9 3/4” Oak Fruitbowl

Stock ref: DS1336

Circa 1930s / 1940s

A lovely example of the highly sought after early Mouseman fruitbowl. Of characteristic early form having the mouse carved to the outside of the bowl and the bowl being deeper but of smaller diameter than the modern bowl design introduced about 1960. The bowl presents with a superb rich deep nutty brown colour and patina and is free from any splits, losses or evidence of previous repair. Distinctive large  adzeing to the outside of the bowl with a smooth interior.  The inner bowl  shows some evidence of old light fruit staining which results from the fruit skins and acids reacting with the tannins in the oak, all normal and expected on fruitbowls that have been used as intended over the years.

Size: 25(dia) x 6.8(h) cm