R. John Wright Tom Tumb

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R. John Wright Tom Tumb

Belongs to the Fairy Tale Mice Collection
Jointed at the neck and arms
7.5 cm. / 3" tall
Made out of mohair
Resin hands and feet
Leather tail
Glass eyes
Inset whiskers
With wool felt costume
With wooden sward
Limited to 150 pieces world wide
With box and certificate
Collectors item

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Tom Tumb Mouse by R. John Wright

Introducing Tom Thumb - the second piece in R. John Wright's charming Fairy Tale Mice Collection, a series of beloved characters from classic fairy tales brought to life in mouse form.

Tom Thumb is a famous character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621 and has the distinction of being the very first fairy tale to be printed in English. In the telling, Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and that is where he gets his name. His small size allows him to have many unusual adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favorite of the legendary King Arthur. Having survived all manner of dangerous situations, Tom met his unfortunate end when he was fatally bitten by a spider. The village of Tattershallin in the UK district of Lincolnshire boasts to have the home and grave of Tom Thumb.

Created for the first time in the form of a mouse, Tom Thumb is made of fine mohair plush with tiny resin hands and feet, a leather tail and realistic shading. Tom's unforgettable face comes together with German glass eyes, inset whiskers and an embroidered expression. Measuring just a wee 3 inches tall, a built-in metal stand provides effortless display of your Tom Thumb Mouse. Tom Thumb is outfitted in a delightful period costume sewn from custom made all-wool felt. Tom sports a jaunty cap which has been artistically shaded and embossed to appear as if it was constructed from a leaf! His tunic is gathered at the waist with a leather belt fastened with a tiny custom-cast decorative brass buckle. On his feet Tom wears a tiny pair of peasant shoes hand made from all-wool felt. In one hand he holds his trusty sword handcrafted out of wood, just for Tom, at the RJW studio. No detail has been overlooked to bring this adventurous fairy tale character vividly to life.

Tom Tumb is produced in Bennington, Vermont in a worldwide limited edition of only 150 pieces. Each comes enclosed in a deluxe presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for registration. R. John Wright's Fairy Tale Mice Collection will include the following characters: Little Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.