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Dept. 56 Dickens Village "evan Hoyt Sponge Dealer/retires Dec 2012/nib/free Ship For Sale
RETIRES IN DECEMBER 2012
Hi, we are presenting Department 56 villages and accessories.
Here we have "Evan Hoyt Sponge Dealer" part of the Dickens Village Collection.
It is Item #4025256. It is part of 2012 collection.
Can you imagine life without sponges? Historically, sponges came from the sea and most from the Mediterranean. In the middle of the victorian age, sponges were found off the coast of florida and harvested in great numbers for use in Europe. Tarpon Springs and areas near the Bahamas became the world exporter of sponges. They were hooked from the bottom with long handled rakes, dried, beaten clean and bleached. This harvest done by ahnd, insured that the sponge beds would continue to produce. Sponges of all sizes were in great demand for household use, in baths and kitchens but they were also widely used in surgery and had industrial uses insulating certain kinds of machinery. British pottery factories used sponges by the ton to create the smooth edges of dishes and bowls and pitchers.
It is brand new and in mint condition as well as the box.
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Its dimensions are7 inches in height by4.02 inches in wide by5.51 inches in length.
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Dept. 56 Dickens Village "evan Hoyt Sponge Dealer/retires Dec 2012/nib/free Ship: $47