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Red herring one inch minature, strung to hang in Tudor dollhouse, Medieval dollshouse, Renaissance dolls house kitchen

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Handmade 12th scale food, brined/smoked "red" herring. Authentic period dollshouse food, Medieval dollhouse miniature fish, Colonial dollhouse pioneer food, rustic roombox. Perfect to hang on a peg in your miniature pantry, larder, kitchen or cottage setting.

Abundant herring was known as ""wheat of the sea" and widely eaten in the Dark Ages, Middle Ages and in Tudor/ Renaissance times. It was an important source of protein. Few except the nobility could afford meat. Even so the Medieval Church did not allow meat to be eaten on many days of the year, so fish was far more important than meat in Medieval times in all strata of society.

In fact, as Annette Hope notes in her book “Londoners’ Larder”, the wealth and power of the Fishmongers’ Guilds - in Chaucer’s day there was one for salt fish and another for fresh fish vendors - is less surprising when we remember that more than half the days in the Medieval church’s calendar were meatless. She notes that salt fish and stock-fish dried on sticks without salt were the great staple (food) for rich and poor alike. (Eventually the term stock-fish was used for both salted and non-salted fish.)

The listing is for either:
a string with four red herring
a string with two red herring
PLEASE NOTE:The fish are designed to hang against a wall, they are modelled to be viewed from the front and sides only.

In northern Europe herring was a popular, cheap and plentiful fish caught from earliest times in cols northern waters. Called "Wheat of the sea" here is evidence herring was fished before 1000 AD. But it is an oily fish and goes bad very quickly so immediate steps had to be taken to preserve it for transport to market. The processing of red herring involved gutting, flattening, salting and packing the fish into barrels onboard. A very smelly and messy business I have no doubt. Once landed, the now partially dried herring was smoked for 48 hours, giving it a beautiful golden colour. The red herring is of course the forerunner of our present day bloater or kipper - both of which my mother, being a herring fisherman’s daughter, was very fond.

► BLOG : http://medievalmorsels.blogspot.co.uk/

For my inspiration in modelling the medieval red herring I have used still life paintings of the time, one of which is featured in the last photograph.

Because herrings when salted turn a reddish colour during the smoking process the term “red herring” has come to be synonymous with the deliberate false trails that are the stock in trade of 'who done it' thrillers. The term has been used to refer to people as well as to fish for some centuries. Herring flesh is normally an off-white colour - please look at my etsy listing for “white” or brined (pickled) herring, which was another popular way of eating this fish in medieval times.

I have two experiences of the London Fishmongers’ Guild. First, in common with many onlookers, I have seen a stylish float sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers at the annual pageant in the City of London now in its 798th year - the Lord Mayor’s Show. Second, my former boss was once invited to give an after dinner lecture on aspects of marine ecology to that same august institution in Fishmongers Hall, London Bridge. I cannot recall asking her afterwards what fish delicacies she had been served!

Please note: this one inch scale miniature is intended for collectors and is not suitable for a child's doll's house.
Handmade 12th scale food, brined/smoked "red" herring. Authentic period dollshouse food, Medieval dollhouse miniature fish, Colonial dollhouse pioneer food, rustic roombox. Perfect to hang on a peg in your miniature pantry, larder, kitchen or cottage setting.

Abundant herring was known as ""wheat of the sea" and widely eaten in the Dark Ages, Middle Ages and in Tudor/ Renaissance times. It was an important source of protein. Few except the nobility could afford meat. Even so the Medieval Church did not allow meat to be eaten on many days of the year, so fish was far more important than meat in Medieval times in all strata of society.

In fact, as Annette Hope notes in her book “Londoners’ Larder”, the wealth and power of the Fishmongers’ Guilds - in Chaucer’s day there was one for salt fish and another for fresh fish vendors - is less surprising when we remember that more than half the days in the Medieval church’s calendar were meatless. She notes that salt fish and stock-fish dried on sticks without salt were the great staple (food) for rich and poor alike. (Eventually the term stock-fish was used for both salted and non-salted fish.)

The listing is for either:
a string with four red herring
a string with two red herring
PLEASE NOTE:The fish are designed to hang against a wall, they are modelled to be viewed from the front and sides only.

In northern Europe herring was a popular, cheap and plentiful fish caught from earliest times in cols northern waters. Called "Wheat of the sea" here is evidence herring was fished before 1000 AD. But it is an oily fish and goes bad very quickly so immediate steps had to be taken to preserve it for transport to market. The processing of red herring involved gutting, flattening, salting and packing the fish into barrels onboard. A very smelly and messy business I have no doubt. Once landed, the now partially dried herring was smoked for 48 hours, giving it a beautiful golden colour. The red herring is of course the forerunner of our present day bloater or kipper - both of which my mother, being a herring fisherman’s daughter, was very fond.

► BLOG : http://medievalmorsels.blogspot.co.uk/

For my inspiration in modelling the medieval red herring I have used still life paintings of the time, one of which is featured in the last photograph.

Because herrings when salted turn a reddish colour during the smoking process the term “red herring” has come to be synonymous with the deliberate false trails that are the stock in trade of 'who done it' thrillers. The term has been used to refer to people as well as to fish for some centuries. Herring flesh is normally an off-white colour - please look at my etsy listing for “white” or brined (pickled) herring, which was another popular way of eating this fish in medieval times.

I have two experiences of the London Fishmongers’ Guild. First, in common with many onlookers, I have seen a stylish float sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers at the annual pageant in the City of London now in its 798th year - the Lord Mayor’s Show. Second, my former boss was once invited to give an after dinner lecture on aspects of marine ecology to that same august institution in Fishmongers Hall, London Bridge. I cannot recall asking her afterwards what fish delicacies she had been served!

Please note: this one inch scale miniature is intended for collectors and is not suitable for a child's doll's house.

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I may be able to post "slim" parcels (less than 25mm including packing) to the UK at large letter not parcel rate. If this is the case I always refund the difference in postage.

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My quoted prices are for up to 100grams (c. 3.5 ounces) weight parcel dispatched via Royal Mail's standard international airmail. For orders exceeding 100 grams in weight I will advise you of the postage cost before proceeding. I do obtain and keep the certificate of posting.
I post within 3-5 working days (this does not include Saturday or Sunday) of receiving a cleared payment. International parcels have a full customs declaration and my name and address supplied.
Customers are responsible for any import duty or taxes that may be due in their own country.
Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for non-delivery in your country of origin. If you wish to employ postal tracking of your item from the UK as a means of "insurance" provided by a third party (ie not me) please send me a conversation and I will enquire about the additional cost and offer this as an option.

To keep prices low parcels for UK delivery will be dispatched by second class small parcel mail. Some savings on the advertised rates may be possible for thinner packages that will post as a large letter. If so I always refund overpaid UK postage.
My quoted prices are for up to 100grams (c. 3.5 ounces) weight parcel dispatched via Royal Mail's standard international airmail. For orders exceeding 100 grams in weight I will advise you of the postage cost before proceeding. I do obtain and keep the certificate of posting.
I post within 3-5 working days (this does not include Saturday or Sunday) of receiving a cleared payment. International parcels have a full customs declaration and my name and address supplied.
Customers are responsible for any import duty or taxes that may be due in their own country.
Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for non-delivery in your country of origin. If you wish to employ postal tracking of your item from the UK as a means of "insurance" provided by a third party (ie not me) please send me a conversation and I will enquire about the additional cost and offer this as an option.

To keep prices low parcels for UK delivery will be dispatched by second class small parcel mail. Some savings on the advertised rates may be possible for thinner packages that will post as a large letter. If so I always refund overpaid UK postage.

Additional policies

Most of my items are light in weight and several can be combined in the overseas postage rate quoted - which is for 100 grams weight (c 3.5 ounces) to include all protective packaging. (In other words I do not charge postage per item.) For orders exceeding 100 grams in weight I will advise you of the postage rate that will apply before proceeding.

My postage rates reflect those currently charged by the UK's Royal Mail.

The customer is responsible for any tax and customs charges which may be charged in the client's country of receipt.

I am happy to discuss custom orders at 1:12, 1:6 and 1:24 scale based on my current product range. Please send me a conversation to enquire.

Seller Details

Mary Thornton
43 Swindon Rd
STRATTON ST MARGARET, Swindon SN3 4PU
United Kingdom

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I am happy to discuss custom and multiple items orders at 1:12, 1:6 and 1:24 scale based mainly on my current product range. Please send me a conversation to enquire. (If appropriate I can work closely from a food image you supply.)
My listing text will either give measurements in inches and centimetres, OR my listing photos will include a paper clip, cocktail stick or coin for scale.
My dollshouse foods are made from oven hardened "Fimo" clay and are collector's items. They are not toys and are not suitable for children under 14 years of age. They may break if handled roughly or dropped.
I am happy to gift wrap items and post to a third party if asked at/near the time of purchase. Please send me a conversation.

Red herring one inch minature, strung to hang in Tudor dollhouse, Medieval dollshouse, Renaissance dolls house kitchen

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