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FOR SALE: Original North Light Percheron Mare
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North Light Percheron mare, bay #P1171B
Size: Height 8 three/four"H, x 9 1/two"L
Identifying marks & logos:
has North Light stamp on inside hind leg, plus: ©NL 95 Produced IN UK
The Percheron breed originated in northern France in the Normandy area. This horse is the most famous and quite a few of the French draft breeds, and was probably created from a mixing of neighborhood Norman horses, Oriental breeds left behind in Europe by the Moors and some Arabian blood. This cross breeding created the massive heavy draft horse used first by medieval knights and then for agriculture and cart perform. The added infusion of Arab blood in the 19th century contributed to the Percheron being a lot more active and lively than other heavy horse breeds. The Percheron of these days, is a a lot more refined horse, with intelligence, great-natured character, spirited and prepared attitude and exceptional elegance for such a heavy breed.
This big North Light model is true to the breed standard: with very good bone, strong heavily muscled shoulders and hind quarters, and medium length sturdy legs with large hooves and no feathering. A life-like face with large moist searching eyes completes this great creation.
This is one particular of the original North Light horses produced by the North Light factory in Stoke-On-Trent, England (not China) – ahead of the company was sold to Wade Ceramics, and prior to Wade outsourced these molds for production in China.
This mold has been discontinued for some time now, and quite uncommon. The original (made in Stoke-On-Trent, UK with North Light backstamp) are really uncommon and quite tough to come by. In truth, all the original North Light horses are becoming extremely rare and tough to discover.
North Light model horse figurines are created of a porcelain and resin composition, which allow for the in depth mold detailing (some with person hair detailing, braided manes & tails, etc) that is really evident in the finish. The figurines are finished in a studio where they are airbrushed with the physique colour and shading essential for the certain breed piece. Next comes the hand detailing , which can be in depth, based on the horses’ color pattern. Pinto and appaloosa patterns call for substantial hand operate, and vary greatly from horse to horse. Facial features also receive hand detailing, with expressive, lifelike eyes which have a final gloss application to make them look moist and realistic. Touches of pink are added to muzzles. Nostrils are darkened inside to add depth.
With this degree of hand detailing, each model horse will vary slightly.
North Light is a company situated in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The location is famous for its potteries and figurines, including the well known Wedgwood, Beswick and Royal Doulton brands. In 2005, the North Light factory was sold – including all existing North Light molds – to the organization: WADE CERAMICS LTD (yes, the identical company that produced those small whimsy figurines located in red rose tea boxes years ago). Wade repackaged the existing North Light horses beneath their new trademark and resold them within the Wade division as "North Light @ Wade" horses.
Directly from Wade Co. internet site, verbatim:
Contributed by Carol Atrak
Monday, 18 July 2005
We have pleasure in announcing that Wade has purchased particular assets from Dennis Doyle of the North Light resin figurine range. North Light, which will trade as a division inside Wade as "North Light @ Wade", is well-known for its variety of dogs, farm animals, horses and wildlife figurines. They are manufactured in resin and hand painted. The "Classic Dog and Horse Ranges" are finished in marble, china blue, bronze, Monet and other effects to grace the sideboards and coffee tables of the World’s finest homes.
Managing Director, Paul Farmer mentioned, "North Light @ Wade" will bring a new dimension to Wade’s figurine capability and Wade’s mechanisms for on-line purchases of its ceramic merchandise will be adapted to cater for North Light items also. We are also searching forward to improving our ceramic hand painting techniques which come with the North Light asset obtain."
Artists, Guy Pocock and Anne Godfrey, have been retained to continue modelling new lines and Clare Beswick, from that famous family of figurine makers which bears her name, has been appointed Sales and Item Manager for North Light @ Wade.
The manufacture has been moved from Biddulph to a separate resin region inside Wade’s Royal Victoria Pottery in Burslem.
In 2008, Wade announced they would no longer create the North Light @Wade horses (and dogs) at the factory (in the UK). As an alternative they decided to release a new line: "North Light @ Wade Premier Collection" (consisting of 17 horses and 22 dogs) – to be created in China. Numerous of the current NL horses you see being sold on eBay (and elsewhere) nowadays, bear the "made in China" sticker, along with the NL backstamp.
In 2009, Wade ceased production altogether on all current North Light models . Nowadays, North Light horses are no longer being developed, sold or marketed by Wade Ceramics, creating these horses extremely sought after, worthwhile and rare.
I have no idea what the Wade Co. decided to do with all the existing North Light horses. Some say they sold the existing molds to a business in China.
If your North Light horse has the "©North Light Made in the UK" backstamp, you have a very rare & beneficial collectible certainly!
Susan Glazer cleaning her property
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Susan Glazer wearing a respirator even though cleaning the property, which is covered from floor to ceiling with mold.
Susan was one of many who kept a Katrina Journal of their experiences – which they circulated to family members and close friends.
The following are excerpts from her journal on the meaning of home:
…Soon after nearly a week, we could not pack any a lot more boxes. We had rented a trailer from U–Haul, which could only hold a finite quantity of stuff. So, we had to make some tough decisions about what to leave behind…We salvaged nevertheless more garments, a handful of pieces of artwork, lots of kitchen items, china and glassware and knick–knacks galore. Unfortunately, we possibly forgot some things — I left behind two needlepoint purses that Nana had made, as effectively as her mother’s sterling silver hand mirror (February 27, 2006).
…We miss so a lot about New Orleans – our close friends most of all. We also miss the apparent charms of the Crescent City – the food, the music, the architecture and the general exciting and funkiness that have been element of our lives for so a lot of years. The good news is that Michael (our son) intends to keep. His job is safe, he has produced a home for himself from the shambles that was our residence this time final year. And we will be frequent visitors. We know what it indicates to miss New Orleans – and our hearts are with all who are starting over – wherever they could be. (September 12, 2006)
Learn much more about the Jewish encounter of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita at JWA’s Katrina’s Jewish Voices.
The Jewish Women’s Archive organized Katrina’s Jewish Voices in collaboration with the Center for History and New Media. By way of the contributions of people and organizations nationwide, the project is making a virtual archive of stories, photos, and reflections about the New Orleans and Gulf Coast Jewish communities just before and following Hurricane Katrina.
Read a lot more about Katrina’s Jewish Voices.