"Happy those early days, when I
Shin'd in my angel-infancy..."
This 19th-century French wooden angel was
formed from a mould.
Often such a toy was
filled with tiny treats. Children would then
break apart a seam down the angel's body,
much like the pinata of Spanish and South
Increasingly hard to find, this lovely cherub
was discovered treasure intact at an
antiquaire in Paris. To preserve the integrity
of the piece, I haven't broken it open.
Although I admit curiosity has me tempted!