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Stock No.10788

10788. One New Change Keystones.
A pair of Leaping Salmon. Sculptor Donald Gilbert 1957.

Provenance; Originally above the pedestrian exits, leading to Watling Street, on the north side of South Court & flanking the guardian sculptures of a Lion & Unicorn and St George as a Centurion, part of the One New Change building in the City of London.

The building erected in the 1950's to accommodate the Bank of England's Accounts Department & demolished in 2007, occupied the whole site bounded by Cheapside to the north, Watling Street to the south, Bread Street to the east, Newgate to the north west and New Change to the west and filled a sensitive site in that it presented a backdrop to Christopher Wrens majestic Roman Baroque St Paul’s Cathedral.

Salmon appear frequently in early Celtic mythology as a symbol of Strength & Beauty, Wisdom, Knowledge & Eternity, with the mysterious ability to return to their birthplace from the outermost ocean where they recommence the life cycle.

width height depth
16 1116"
42.5 cms
31 78"
81 cms
34 14"
87 cms

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