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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Rare Stan Dodds Oak Pheasant

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Stock ref: DS1630

Circa 1980

A superb example of the rare and highly sought after Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Cock Pheasant, carved in a running pose from a single block of oak, in limited numbers and to special order, by their renowned master carver Stan Dodds. Beautifully observed and exceptionally well carved each one is known to have taken in excess of 80 hours of continual work  for Stan to produce. Numbered and baize lined to the base, although we can’t determine the number without removing the glued lining. Stan’s signature mouse carving is neatly integrated into the foliage on the rear of the carving.

Lovely medium oak colour, in perfect condition with no losses.

Stan Dodds worked at Robert Thompson’s from 14 years of age in 1942  up to retirement in 1994, taking over the role of master carver from George Weightman  in the 1960s. An example of the carved pheasant  is now on show at the Cheltenham Museum. Stan himself clearly thought very highly of these pheasant carvings as in retirement he went on to produce about 10 of them with his own woodpecker carved signature as well as undertaking regular part-time carving work for Wilf and Trevor at Squirrel Furniture. He sadly passed away in early 2012.

Size: 46(l) x 14(w) x 27.5(h)cm



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