November 25, 2009

Lead dogs

Ever since I used to visit Jims Emporium in Liverpool, Ive always been on the look out for lead figures, and these dogs certainly hit the spot!

If memory serves me right they were from Jims stall when he was at Quiggins. Jim would study old Victorian maps looking for old rubbish tips. He'd find the sites, take a spade and dig for old bottles, but of course other things turned up, including broken dolls head, and sometimes lead figures.

The more worn an item, the more I like them. Its as if the scars give the item a sense of history. They certainly have more character that way.

But watch out! It looks as if one of the dogs has broken out of the back of the kennel!

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