Twelve incredible bronze statues have had an interesting history. They were all recently removed from the world-famous Camden Lock Market. From its beginnings in 1974 as a temporary market on the Regent’s Canal, Camden Lock has grown to become the 4th most popular visitor attraction in London attracting around 100,000 people each weekend. The statues were all originally commissioned in the early 1990’s as fixtures for the Old Stables indoor market hall which spans 3 storeys.
They include detailed figures of a groom leading two dray horses and a cart, a monumental bronze figure of a blacksmith at his forge, and a farrier shoeing a horse.
Auctioned by Summer’s Place Auctions as part of their Garden, Design and Natural History sale in October, the bronze statues will start a new phase of their life in the US. They have now begun their journey overseas, bound for Dallas.