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Dog and Pot sculpture Dog and Pot sculpture

Sculpture: Dog and Pot sculpture

Erection date: 6/2/2013


{Plaque laid in the terrace at the base of the post:}
"My usual way home was over Blackfriars Bridge, and down that turning in the Blackfriars Road which has Rowland Hill's chapel on one side, and the likeness of a golden dog licking a golden pot over a shop door on the other."
Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870

Dickens was a boy of 12 when he passed this sign on his way to work in 1824. The original shop sign is now in the Cuming Museum. This recreation was presented on the eve of Dickens' 201st birthday by a descendent, Mark Dickens.

Site: Dog and Pot sculpture (1 memorial)

SE1, Blackfriars Road

The original dog and pot sign was on the Hayward Brothers' ironmongery shop and was here from the end of the 18th century until 1931 or WW2, sources differ.

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Dog and Pot sculpture

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The Ring / Surrey Chapel / Rowland Hill's Chapel

On the site now occupied by TfL's Palastre House.  Built in fields as an octa...

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Hayward Brothers ironmongery

The picture shows the original shop sign in situ - the camera position provid...

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Dog and Pot sculpture

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Charles Dickens

Born, son of John Dickens, at No.1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth (wh...

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Michael Painter

Woodcarver.  Some people succeed in their battle against nominative determini...

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