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German Gnome with Spade

Small, mythical statues appeared in European gardens from the 1600s. This was a time when dwarfs and fairies were alive in European minds. From the mid-19th century German factories started to mass-produce gnomes in the form we are familiar with today.

Ref: 2001.189

Materials

Terracotta

Theme

Gnomes

Year

20th century

Collection No:

2001.189