Netsuke Mouse


Royal Worcester produced a series of 14 animals copied from the Japanese ivory carvings and netsuke. All follow closely to the originals and like them are not to scale. The modellers are unknown. They are now incredibly rare and highly sought after by collectors worldwide.

A mouse nibbling at a nut held in it’s paws, it’s tail curled underneath. Like the rabbit this model proved very popular, and when introduced in 1916 sold for 1s 6d white; 1s 9d tinted; 2s coloured.

Model # 2610

Glazed white with pink tints.

Size 2″

Green RW mark to base ooo, dates to the year 1932

Condition : Excellent, no damages to the porcelain, no crazing to the glaze.

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Royal Worcester was established in 1751 and is believed to be the oldest or second oldest remaining English porcelain brand still in existence today (this is disputed by Royal Crown Derby, which claims 1750 as its year of establishment). Part of the Portmeirion Group since 2009, Royal Worcester remains in the luxury tableware and giftware market, although production in Worcester itself has ended.

Technically, the Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Ltd. (known as Royal Worcester) was formed in 1862, and wares produced before that time are known as Worcester porcelain, although the company had a royal warrant from 1788. The enterprise has followed the pattern of other leading English porcelain brands, with increasing success during the 18th and 19th centuries, then a gradual decline during the 20th century, especially the latter half.

In the 20th century, Royal Worcester’s most popular pattern has been “Evesham Gold”, first offered in 1961, depicting the autumnal fruits of the Vale of Evesham with fine gold banding on an “oven to table” body.

Netsuke models

Royal Worcester produced a series of 14 animals copied from the Japanese ivory carvings and netsuke.

Tortoise ; Snail ; Cheetah ; Rabbit ; Snake ; Cow ; Mouse ; Fish ; Ape ; Ram ; blackcock ; Quail ; Toad  ; Double mouse .

The modellers are unknown.

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