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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Pair of ‘Lucky’ Shoes Carved from Scottish Cannel Coal"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Size: 8cm high, 14.5cm long, 4cm wide – 3 ins high, 5¾ ins long, 1½ ins wide
See: Finch and Co catalogue no. 17, item no. 32, for a parrot coal table
In 19th century Scotland there was a small industry making snuffboxes, miniature tables and shoes such as these. Jewellery was seldom made. In Whitby the 19th century jet workers sometimes used cannel coal for larger sculptures.