“Dock of the Bay” Storybox Sculpture

Past Pieces

Now Sold.

Two little friends are sitting whiling away the time, by the window, looking out over the bay. The wonderful cat is c. late 1800’s, early 1900’s, and is composition (wire and plaster). I am in love with the comical look on his face – he is just fabulous! He has been patting around a ball of string (made from vintage silk thread)….. I bet his owner doesn’t know yet! Above him on the open window perches a parakeet – safely out of the way, just in case the cat gets bored with the string! I think they might be friends though. He is a 1920’s carved and painted wooden figure. The window is mid 1900’s, originally from a dolls house (I bet some of you used to have these in yours!), and the spectacular view is a late 1800’s painting on to organza, probably done by an accomplished young lady on a Tour of Europe. It is set inside a 1940’s tin, on mid-century milk glass bead feet. The striped fabric at the back is French ticking c. early 1900, and running around the inside edge, is the most beautiful silk, salmon pink ribbon, c. 1900, which was originally a dress sash. The typed wording is an extract from “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by a personal favourite of mine, the late, great, Otis Redding. The storybox measures 13cm high x 18cm wide.