Mr Thwaite’s Doll

MrThwaites_Doll, originally uploaded by Goldtop.

Mr Thwaite had this doll in a box in his pocket. He’d found it mudlarking and was chatting with his friends abut what it was.. (made of pipe clay, too small to be a doll, perhaps a tamper?, perhaps 18thC?).

I’ll never know, but he was gracious enough to let me take a photo of it in his hand. I think it’s beautiful.

He left, and then his friend told me he was the poet Anthony Thwaite OBE and he was often finding things and then writing poems about them… A perfect chance meeting a in cafe… I do love London…

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  1. May 17, 2010

    […] was a tiny clay figure, all of one piece with carved face and hair. No bigger than my little finger, the man animatedly […]

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