Cast-iron for Lawn and Garden

Iron Dog


Polychrome Lawn Jockey

Iron Dog

Chinese Lawn Jockey

Horsehead Carriage Post

(A-C) Cast-iron statues of animals and mythical beasts enjoyed a great deal of popularity in mid-nineteenth century gardens.

(D-F) The mid-nineteenth century witnessed the development of the cast-iron carriage post. Early examples almost always took the shapes of horse's heads (F). Eventually, foundries began to model their posts on the human figure. "Sambo" figures maintained a steady popularity (E), and after a period of popular interest in Chinese railroad workers, foundries began to produce figures like the one shown here (D).

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