Thursday, 14 June 2018

A Mousey Thompson Ashtray to be sold in our General Sale on Wednesday 20th June

This is a classic example of Robert 'Mousey' Thompson workmanship.

Do you know the origin of the trademark mouse?

Apparently the origin of the mouse as the famous Yorkshire man's mark was almost in the way of being an accident. He was carving a large cornice for a screen with a fellow carver who remarked he was as poor as a church mouse.  Robert Thompson promptly carved a mouse on the screen and henceforth the mouse became his trademark.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, did this item sell? I believe my father brought this to yourselves a few years ago? It was my grandmothers and I’m keen to become its owner again