From Antiques and the Arts Weekly – DETROIT, MICH. —
The fun unfolded at DuMouchelles during the firm’s first day of its July auctions on July 27. What made it so was Marshall Maynard Fredericks’ (American, 1908-1998) bronze sculpture, “Mouse,” just 51⁄2 inches high, which sold for $8,680. According to Joe Lint, DuMouchelles’ technology and marketing manager, the original casting was used in a larger sculpture, “The Lion and the Mouse,” at a local mall that has recently been demolished. The mouse was stolen several times — so Fredericks made a few to replace it. Lint said it is unclear if this was made for replacement or meant to be a separate work entirely (which was given as a gift by Fredericks to the former dean of Women at the University Windsor, Evelyn G. Mclean). For information, www.dumoart.com or 313-963-6255.