First up, here are two couples. I can never resist these little Hornsea piggy banks, although they are surprisingly small, they are full of character. Here's an interesting fact for you: although these piggies were designed by Hornsea and most likely by John Clappison, they did donate the moulds to a neighbouring factory (Scarborough Pottery) who then made them in different sizes and hand painted them in their own style. I have only ever seen them listed as 'Hornsea' though so it's always a dilemma to know how to describe them without being misleading.
|Hornsea Piggy Banks|
|Tinplate wind up birds|
The little bird is so photogenic, with just enough tarnish to give him a wise and wordly air. I am very tempted to keep him...
Sorry about the dark photos but although it's mid morning, it is one of those typical drizzly damp Scottish days with very little light getting through. I managed to spot one patch of sun out at sea!!