Mouse & Cheese

Mouse & Cheese
Title
Mouse & Cheese
Date 
1966
Medium 
Glass, 18 karat gold
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Decorative glass sculpture in the form of a wedge of Swiss cheese, with airtraps representing holes in the cheese. Gold mouse crouches on top of the cheese, his long tail falling over the side.
Credit Line 
Gift of Eric N. Shrubsole, Pintard Fellow
Object Number 
1976.67
Marks 
engraved: on underside: "Steuben"
Gallery Label 
James Houston of Steuben Glass designed this playful sculpture around 1966. Steuben described it as "gleaming with bright airtraps, the sliced and polished wedge of Swiss cheese captivates the hungry golden mischief-maker."
Bibliography 
"Steuben Crystal: Inaugural Exhibition of Helen Harper Brown Gallery for Decorative Arts," Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1985.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group