Posted 5 years ago
By vintage I mean I am not sure how old it is but it has a vintage look. He is about a foot tall maybe more. I would measure but he is outside and it is dark and 31 degrees.
Cast iron lawn gnomes are among the finest of lawn gnomes as they do not crack in freezing weather or get crushed by snow. Also no chipping or breaking when they fall over. Most current lawn gnomes are made out of resin and are rather fragile. Some are plaster and tend to dissolve a bit in rain and snow. Cast iron tends to rust but that just makes them look better. The one downfall is that cast iron gnomes don't have a base, just feet. Thus they fall over now and then especially as my yard is sloped. That and the ground is spongey.
This is from my rather productive two and a half hours at the Long Beach Antique Flea Market.