A lead statue by the Bromsgrove Guild - Dryad and Boar, the sculpture depicting a hunter attacking a wild boar, the figure clad in a lion cloth wearing a belt and hunting horn, his left leg forward and his left hand holding the ear of the boar while his right arm is raised gripping an iron tipped spear formed from a branch, on square plinth base, stamped to the reverse `Bromsgrove Guild Worcestershire`, 144cm high. ILLUSTRATED The Bromsgrove Guild (1898-1966) was founded by Walter Gilbert based on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement. The Guild worked in a variety of mediums, bronze, lead, glass, wood and textiles employing highly skilled craftsmen and made famous for making the main gates at Buckingham Palace. The original Dryad and Boar was made in bronze by Swiss sculptor Louis Weingartner of the Guild and a further example was cast in lead possibly for Nettlebed Park in Oxfordshire at a cost of £150 Subject of Medieval myth, the boar is the emblem of Bromsgrove , when once the town stood in a forest!
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