I’ve created my own homage to Agamemnon, Nottingham’s Left Lion. The Lions at the foot of Nottingham’s Council House steps were made by local sculptor, Joseph Else. At the time he was the Principal of Nottingham’s School of Art. Incidentally, according to the census of 1891 Else was a lace designer before taking up sculpture. Although the Lions were officially called Agamemnon and Menelaus, they are known more locally as Leo and Oscar. Most people I know refer to them as ‘Left’ and ‘the other one’. Poor Righty, no-one seems to want to meet by you!
The lace ornament is edged with the well-used phrase ‘Meet me at the Left Lion’. It also has ‘Nottingham’ hidden inside. Turn off the lights to reveal the text, as it glows in the dark! The lace is presented mounted on an original sketch, layered and printed onto special papers.
My Nottingham Left Lion ornament is the perfect postal gift. Measuring approximately 90mm across, it comes with a handy loop to hang the ornament on a tree or in a window. It weighs less than 25g and posts easily with a normal 1st or second class stamp (within the UK, international airmail prices vary). Postage is free within the UK, and at cost everywhere else.
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