In 2009, we introduced a delightful new series called The Mouse Seasons Collection based on the charming art of illustrator Racey Helps. "Annamarie & Fritz" - the Winter Mice - were the first pieces in the series. Now, we are happy to announce the addition of the Summer Mouse - "Ida" - to the collection!
Measuring a wee 3" tall and jointed at the neck and shoulders, this charming mouse character is made entirely of fine mohair plush with realistic shading, resin hands and feet, glass pupil eyes, inset whiskers, and a leather tail.
Ida is the first russet-colored mouse from R. John Wright. She is based on a whimsical watercolor illustration by famed animal artist, Racey Helps. Ida is costumed in a simple summer frock made of fine cotton batiste and she comes seated in her wooden swing which hangs from the stem of a beautiful Shasta daisy! This delightful tableau setting includes additional daisies mixed with bright yellow buttercup flowers and leaves all handmade of felt - artistically shaded and mounted on a felt-covered wooden base. The entire piece measures 9" tall X 9" wide.
Ida was produced in an edition of 250 pieces worldwide. Each mouse will come enclosed in a deluxe R. John Wright presentation box with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration. The special set offered here is the extremely low edition number 3 (#003).