Alice & The Queen Play Croquet


Alice & The Queen Play Croquet

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Product Description

This wonderfully whimsical creation from Lucia and Judith Friedericy
is hand-sculpted of porcelain and handpainted and dressed. They beautifully
capture the words of Lewis Carroll in “Alice In Wonderland”….. “Get to your
places!’ shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder, and people began running about
in all directions, tumbling up against each other; however, they got settled
down in a minute or two, and the game began. Alice thought she had never seen
such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the
balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to
double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.
The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she
succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm,
with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely
straightened out, and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, it
would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression
that she could not help bursting out laughing: and when she had got its head
down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the
hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away: besides all
this, there was generally a ridge or furrow in the way wherever she wanted to
send the hedgehog to, and, as the doubled-up soldiers were always getting up and
walking off to other parts of the ground, Alice soon came to the conclusion that
it was a very difficult game indeed.”


Additional Information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 16 x 16 in


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