#5 Large Handmade Set

Acquired 1986

This large hand-painted pastel colored set was bought for me by my husband at one of LeRoy Ogburn's estate auctions in a warehouse on Finch Road. It was probably in 1986 and Bob doesn't remember the actual auction price - he thinks it was around $150. It is hand painted by a person with the initials L.M. It includes 15 pieces ranging from 4” to 8”. The size of the cow and standing camel even exceed the depth of our brick mantel but I still manage to display them. I arrange it with decorative moss to give it a realistic feel. I have at times also used small clear lights to enhance it in the evenings.