Mouse & Cheese
Glass, 18 karat gold
Overall: 3 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm )
engraved: on underside: "Steuben"
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.
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."
"Steuben Crystal: Inaugural Exhibition of Helen Harper Brown Gallery for Decorative Arts," Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1985.
Gift of Eric N. Shrubsole, Pintard Fellow
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.