Poor Frank Raw

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You can own a piece of hand-carved lettering by Frank Raw. If you would like to have one of the pieces shown here, just drop me an email and it can be with you in a couple of days. UK shipping only I'm afraid.

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Alphabet Bookends

Any letter(s) you like. Hand carved Roman letters on Nabresina limestone.

Each one is 10 x 10 x 5 cms, 1.3 kilos. £30 each plus shipping. You provide your own books.

Hope

Sometimes hope is worth having around. One of my favourite Spanish words is the word for hope - esperanza. Hopton Wood limestone.

This piece stands on its own, and is 37 x 8 x 3 cms, 2 kilos. £130 plus shipping.

Cincuenta

You, or a friend, or a relative, is fifty, or about to be fifty. And saying something in Spanish sounds much more suave than in English. Cincuenta means fifty. Hand carved on Nabresina limestone.

This piece stands on its own, and is 38 x 7.5 x 4 cms, 3 kilos. £100 plus shipping.

Memento Mori Circle

Memento mori is Latin for 'remember you will die'. Yes, I know, chirpy and upbeat. It is commonly seen on headstones and memorials and encourages the reader to get right with God for you know not the hour of your death. Aurisina limestone.

This piece hangs on the wall, and is 20 x 20 x 2.5 cms, 2.5 kilos. £140 plus shipping.

Memento Mori Long

Memento mori is Latin for 'remember you will die'. Yes, I know, chirpy and upbeat. It is commonly seen on headstones and memorials and encourages the reader to get right with God for you know not the hour of your death. Nabresina limestone.

This piece stands on its own, and is 55 x 7.5 x 5 cms, 5.5 kilos. £170 plus shipping.

Nothing

Nothing is set in stone... Nabresina limestone. This piece stands on its own, and is around 56 x 7.5 x 5 cms, 5.5 kilos. £120 plus shipping.

Whatever

The ultimate teenage put-down. Aurisina limestone. This piece stands on its own, and is around 40 x 7 x 3 cms, 2.2 kilos. £120 plus shipping.

Swearing

I'm sorry, my mother would be so ashamed, but I swear - in stone. Arse has been the most popular and I usually have a couple of variations in stock (see below). Other swears can be carved, no words too obscene. Email me if you really need some heavy cursing.

Gothic Arse

This arse is deeply carved in gothic blackletter on Aurisina limestone from Trieste. This sleek, dignified arse stands on its own bottom, and is around 29 x 8 x 4 cms, 2.75 kilos. £140 plus shipping.

WTF?

A popular acronym from the land of the internet, apparently. This time with a touch of blackletter class. Pietra Serena sandstone from Pisa. This piece stands on its own, and is around 18 x 12 x 5 cms, 2.6 kilos. £50 plus shipping.

FFS

Another popular acronym. Pietra Serena sandstone from Pisa. This piece stands on its own, and is around 12 x 12 x 5 cms, 1.85 kilos. £40 plus shipping.

Lombardic Arse

Carved in Lombardic capitals on white marble. This 12th century style arse stands on its own, and is around 30 x 9 x 4 cms, 2.75 kilos. £160 plus shipping.

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