Fine Bronze Cat Perched on Stack of Wooden Books

The feline is sitting precariously on six carved wooden books. The bottom book has the carved signature of Jean Carrit as well a mouse peering out from the book. The bronze, which retains the original mellow patina, has glass eyes illuminated by a single light bulb in the feline's head. This late 19th century sculpture is most likely of French origin. The sculpture is in excellent original condition with a small repair to the tip of mouse's nose. Height: 18 inches.