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THE SHOP FLOOR PROJECT

Tin Decoration Flying Angels (Pair)

£44.00

THE SHOP FLOOR PROJECT

Tin Decoration Flying Angels (Pair)

£44.00

PRODUCT DETAILS

Size: 19 x 14 cm each

Materials: Hand-made tin decoration

Each tin decoration is threaded with ribbon and arrives wrapped in tissue within a paper wrap and a card is included which tells the story of the decorations.

Please be aware that these decorations are not toys and are not suitable for children.

THE STORY

Floating down from above are our latest collection of decorations.

Designed in-house, the decorations began life as pencil drawings inspired by characters seen on frescoes in early English country churches and antique folk-art toys. These sketches were then developed with skilled craftsmen in Mexico.

The new pair of Flying Trumpet Angels are inspired by the beautiful 'angel roofs' seen in early English churches. First built in the 14th century, these roofs are decorated with intricately carved wooden angels flying above in the oak rafters. Only 170 survive today and because so little of the art from England's medieval churches survived the Reformation, that makes these cherubim the largest surviving body of major English medieval wood sculpture. We couldn't resist celebrating them in these decorations. 

The pair of Golden Fawns are inspired by early Staffordshire pottery 'flat-backs'. They can be hung on the tree or stood either end of a mantelpiece. 

Boars with gold hooves, cats with crowns, golden bears and monkeys holding pomegranates are all featured in the collection. They are taken from creates seen in medieval tapestries and in old manuscripts. 

Tin work, known in Mexico as hojalata, goes back to the 16th century. Known as ‘poor man’s silver’, it is perfect for decorations; light to hang and catches the light beautifully with all the embossed detailing.