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Craftsman Decorative Objects

GLASGOW SCHOOL MANTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1910 the dial of repousse-decorated copper, inlaid with mother of pearl with similarly decorated side panels, the whole enclosed within mahogany case with satinwood banding 42cm wide, 40cm high


"Mice are used by a New York craftsman in adding decoration to household novelties. The mice are carefully skinned and the pelts cleaned and treated with preservatives. Heads are then stuffed and furnished with beads for eyes. Usually only the head of the mouse is used as a decoration but larger objects call for the entire pelt. Many articles, including bookends, candle sconces, and so on, are being made and decorated in this original manner.”