• Image of 'Five Acres of Sweetness'
  • Image of 'Five Acres of Sweetness'

'Five Acres of Sweetness' takes its name from George W Horner's confectionery factory site which it was often referred. An internationally renowned confectioner, Horner's was based at Chester-Le-Street, in County Durham, from 1914.

Famed for the 'Dainty Dinah' toffee brand, Horner erected a chimney stack 37 metres high at the factory site where a bust of Dainty Dinah adorned the roof of the boiler house. Here it is said to have been common to see swarms of female factory workers wearing white hats, throwing toffees out of the windows to the children who walked past the factory on their way to the neighbouring Victorian School.

'Five Acres of Sweetness' extended neck is inspired by the towering chimney stack and my imaginings of little school children eagerly peering upwards, looking for the falling toffee's thrown from the factory windows.

Source References:
1. http://www2.newsquest.co.uk/the_north_east/history/echomemories/durham/306/230806.html

Dimensions: H99cm x W35cm x D43cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Horner's Toffee Tin,
Vintage Dobie's Four Square Tobacco Tin
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Copper Funnel,
Vintage Copper Bed Warmer,
Vintage Bun Tin,
Vintage Rubber and Metal Wheel,
Vintage Velvet Bow Tie,
Vintage Grater,
6 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Pygmy Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Junction Box,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Metal Bar,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

Please be advised:

Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.

As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.

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Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.