Thursday, 7 July 2011

Apprentice Piece

Not much time for blogging or sitting in front of a laptop lately - too busy.

This piece was brought to show me at a show we did at Letchworth last weekend by a guy named Dick.
It was carved from Oak in 1835 at the end of a City & Guilds apprenticeship and apparently awarded top marks.  Dick didn't know the name of the carver but also has his Lignum Vitae carving mallet which weighed more than both my clubs put together.
On the right.

1 comment:

Robin Wood said...

Have to say it doesn't look a particularly top notch piece of work and doubt it would pass a City and Guilds level 3 today let alone an apprenticeship in 1835. Also City and Guilds was established 1878 so as is often the case your man's story no doubt has an element of truth but does not altogether add up.