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Britains Reclining Gnome

This miniature lead gnome measures just 52 mm in length and was made by Britains, a British toy company that specialised in metal models.

Garden gnomes first appeared in Britain in the gardens of country houses. In the middle of the 19th century, Sir Charles Isham started a fashion when he bought 21 German terracotta figures to adorn the rockery at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire.

Ref: 2002.528

Materials

Lead

Theme

Gnomes

Year

c.1940

Collection No:

2002.528