• Image of 'Persona' - Sold @ Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton
  • Image of 'Persona' - Sold @ Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton

Produced by Henry Thorne & Co Ltd, founded in 1832, based at his confectionery site in Lady Lane, Leeds, this tin was known as the 'Halloween' assortment.

Halloween; a perfect time of year to embrace your alter-ego through a creative costume, 'Persona' refers to the Jungian psychiatric principle 'Enantiodromia'; a term which describes an emergence of an unconscious or shadow opposite. A principle coined by psychiatrist Carl Jung, to define how something powerful and threatening is cathected, when repressed individuality breaks through conscious control, from beneath the persona.

Associated with the mental disorder neurosis, a person with plural personas is said to wear a theatrical mask to perform a social role, which is designed to make a definite impression upon others, while concealing the true nature of their individuality.

Jung used the term Enantiodromia particularly to refer to the unconscious acting against the wishes of the conscious mind. (Aspects of the Masculine, chap. 7, par. 294).

Dimensions: H 48cm x W 36 x D 21cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Dolls,
Vintage 'Thornes Halloween Edition' Toffee Tin,
Vintage Copper Posser,
Vintage Dariole Tins,
4 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 Bar,
Wooden Dowel,
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.

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