19. The Turkey Boy

If you haven’t bought your turkey yet there is still just time, although it’s unlikely to be as large as this one.

Our figure was modelled by locally-born sculptor, Harry Parr, (1882-c.1966) who produced a series of lively ceramic figures from his studio in Chelsea during the 1920s.

This figure group was inspired by a visit to a farm where Harry’s three-year old son was so impressed by the size of the turkey in the farm yard that he attempted (unsuccessfully) to climb on its back for a ride.