Cherry the rocking horse

Cherry joined me for the Covid lockdown – we were stable companions for the duration! She had been well loved, well played with, and was looking rather battered as a result. Cherry on arrival Cherry had been restored in the past and had a (now threadbare) velvet saddle and a glass marble for one of …

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A Conservation project: the Rhinocerus Hornbill

This amazing piece is a Rhinocerus Hornbill beak with a magnificent casque. The Bird originates from South East Asia and is an endangered species. This, probably Victorian example has chinese imagery carved into the casque depicting figures, landscapes and houses which no doubt describes a story (I wish I knew more!) The casque, which is …

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