Artist/maker unknown, Dutch
This whimsical mouse demonstrates that Delft earthenware comes in a variety of shapes and colors. Only a few Delft mice are known today, and this piece is extraordinary in its quality. It may have been a special commission that was not in general production like other surviving animal figurines. Delft cows and horses are fairly common; those of camels, lions, monkeys, and elephants are more rare.
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