Stock ref: DS1749
A superb early Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Oak Cheeseboard, the mouse carved characteristically to the board. Post 1960 the mouse carving was moved onto the handle to strengthen it as the earlier handles were prone to snapping. Dark fumed from new and in excellent condition following many years of wrapped storage in the attic, a clear wax polishing has really accentuated the wavy graining and deep nutty brown colour of the oak. No evidence of knife cut marks to the upper board surface.
Excellent provenance, having come from the estate of Patricia Kirk of Kilburn, the Kirk family being long established farmers and butchers in Kilburn and neighbours of Robert Thompson.
Other pieces purchased from her estate included a ‘Mouseman’ Workbox presented by her parents as a 21st birthday gift in 1948 and a rare early Stan Dodds ‘Rabbitman’ Horseshoe Pin Dish. Both are now sold but details and images can be found by scrolling through our ‘sold archive’.
Size: 37(l) x 17.8 (w) x 4.8(h)cm