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Please note: this item is reserved and not for sale, price and postage are guidelines for a model of this scale.

Bonzo is a pull-along leather dog inspired by Edwardian toy dogs and by George Studdy's wonderful 1920s eponymous cartoon dog. His colouring and the colours of his trolley and vintage book cover board he sits on are all influenced by the look and feel of the Edwardian and early twentieth-century nursery and its toys.

I made Bonzo out of a beloved pair of old leather clogs. Once yellow, they had faded to a lovely, pale honey colour, which I matched with vintage velvets in bronze for his cheeks and rich, warm brown for his tummy. I've delicately stitched in around Bonzo's eyes and forehead with a cream coloured velvet to create that typically doggy whitish hair around the features.

Bonzo's collar is found leather with a catch made from metal I found on the road and his dog tag features a nice little white 'B' for Bonzo on a red background, cut from the top of a beer bottle cap.

He stands on a small trolley cut from an old suitcase, flanked by toy wheels and with a vintage curtain hook inset to pull him along by a bronze chain.

In the top of the replica Victorian cloche I've placed Bonzo's 'dog stash' - the little place where a dog likes to store his favourite things. Here, among shreds from the same book board disk that form's the model's base, is a small stitched leather bone, which can be seen when looking into the top of the cloche.

Bonzo stands approximately 2" high and is around 3" long. His glass dome is around 7.5" tall by 5.5" wide.

Price and postage are simply guidelines for a model of this scale.

Leather pull-along dog RESERVED not for sale

$272.88 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: reclaimed leathers, vintage brown velvet, black beads, top of a beer bottle, metal found on road, vintage suitcase, toy model wheels, bronze chain, threads, wire, stuffing
  • Feedback: 21 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from London, United Kingdom
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