Mom bought this from the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware in the early 1960s. She said they always had a string holder hanging in the kitchen (in Illinois) when she was growing up in the 1920s and 30s -- so when she saw this, bought it! However, the fox stayed in the attic until now...............:-). She forgot about it! HA!
Taken from the popular fable as "The Fox and Grapes". Says hand decorated by Philip Laurenston - England. FAB-U-LOUS! Original string and scissors with it!