Say hello to the Byers' Choice cries of London collection, this special figurine is called "Cries of London Boy with Goose Caroler " (4323E) New For 2018.
Loyal Byers choice customers have been collecting Byers' Choice Cries Of London collection for 25 years since it was launched in 1991. Each year a new figurine is added to this popular collection, and with their every day outfits, these special pieces can be displayed all year long.
CRIES OF LONDON COLLECTION STORY
Byers' Choice Cries Of London collection hark back to a rich history in 18th century England when a type of street vendor called a "crier" could be seen on the street of London selling their wares. These real life criers would have been vibrantly dressed vendors who sold all different sorts of goods on the crowded streets of London.
Living in the old days before most people could read, these street folk often spread the daily news by shouting it out loud. The name criers comes from the fact that they often shouted loudly on the streets when selling their wares, and because the streets were so busy and loud, each crier had a unique type of street cry to make themselves distinctive. Can you just imagine the racket of a bustling London market!
Here this little boy crier is carrying a goose which he is selling with his family who are all geese vendors. He accompanies his father, "Crier of London Selling Goose Vendor 4321E" and mother " Crier of London with Goose, 4322E" .
Crier Of London Boy Design Details:
This Byers' Choice boy figurine is smartly dressed with real wool striped trousers, a navy jacket and festive red scarf. He is topped off with a checkered hat and is carrying a finely detailed feather goose that he hopes to sell.
Byers' Choice figurines are handmade in the Byers' Choice studio by 80 skilled artisans, overseen by Joyce Byers herself.
Check out the video below to see how these wonderful figurines are handcrafted in Pennsylvania, USA supporting the US artisanal craft economy.
SEE HOW BYERS CHOICE CAROLER FIGURINES ARE HANDMADE IN THIS VIDEO.