A late 19th Century Minton cabinet plate decorated to the central well by Edouard Rischgitz with a hand painted scene from Aesop's Fables depicting the Cat and the Mice, the border edge with a pierced trellis design, signed lower right, impressed marks with date code for circa 1870, diameter 25cm.
This depicts the tale of the cat and the mice ? the mice were so afraid of the cat, they hardly dared show their whiskers. When they saw the cat hung from the rope, as if in punishment for a misdeed, they slowly came out in celebration. Alas the cat let go of his hold and made an end to several mice.
Provenance - from the sale of the Masterpieces of Minton museum held on 23rd July 2002
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