A rare Doulton mouse group by George Tinworth

Estimate: $3,400 - $4,400

Lot Description

A rare Doulton mouse group by George Tinworth, celebrating the 'Gunpowder Plot', depicting a central mouse representing a behatted Guy Fawkes carrying a lantern, seated between two supporting characters; the domed plinth base inscribed: 'I see no reason, why gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot'. Artist's monogram incised to rear and factory mark impressed beneath. Tiny chip to one ear. H.120. Note: U.K. ceramic historian and author Peter Rose published a list of known Tinworth mouse/frog groups in the Royal Doulton International Collectors Club magazine in 1989 where an example of 'Gunpowder Treason' was illustrated; this is the only other referenced version of this model known and the only known example to have come on the auction market.