Sunday, 21 June 2009



Here at The Curious Eye, we would never be so vulgar as to discuss money. But we hear that there seems to be some sort of 'crisis' happening at the moment, and that there's less of it around. Bummer.

Luckily we have the perfect solution. If you really want a never ending fountain of cash, there's one available. And it's guarded by two very stylish lions.


They're part of an incredible collection of 50's sculptures by Donald Gilbert that originally formed part of the facade of the Bank of England building in the City of London. Unmistakably of their era - they're a great combination of classical British imagery and mid-century modern style. 


Appropriate to their original destination, the sculptures shamelessly celebrate wealth. Some even eroticise it. This fella really gives a new meaning to the phrase 'horn of plenty'.


So, if you're a big fan of Mammon - these could be the just the right ornaments for your own personal bank vault.

The Bank of England Statuary Collection is now for sale at Westland London.

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