Tom and Chérie (1955)|
Production cel and production background of Tom The Cat, Jerry the mouse and Tuffy.
The aperture measures 8.5" x 11.5" while the matte measures 14" x 16".
Inscription along bottom aperture reads " An original from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon "Touché - Pussy - Cat" Starring "Tom and Jerry"." Inscription on the matte at the lower right corner reads " Best Wishes to Cissie from Tom and Jerry and Brooke and C.C."
The character cels Jerry, Tuffy and girl mouse are from the production "Touché, Pussy Cat!" (1954) while the character cel of Tom is from "Tom and Chérie" (1955).The production background is from "Tom and Chérie" (1955).
As visible in the web image, the matte exhibits a dark discoloration along the upper edge. Cel has become slightly wavy which is fairly common for vintage animation cels creating some light reflection that is only visible in the web image and not on the actual piece. As visible in the web image, some marked paint separation and line wear has occurred with some paint loss on the dress of the female mouse and there is slight cracking in her face. There is minor paint separation; cracking and lifting throughout both Jerry and Tuffy's with specks of paint loss in their hat feathers. There is light mottling throughout both characters. As visible in the web image, there are some specks of paint loss in Tom; in his feather, stomach, by the right hand, one in the left leg and some in the left feet and a miniscule speck in his left hand. As visible in the web image, there is an area of 0.25" x 0.75" paint loss in Tom's left ear. There is very slight lifting in Tom's face, feather and hat with light cracking and slight line wear in his left hand.