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Like Sammy, Sonny was also carved from a piece of
Ancaster that originally formed one of the balusters
for an external stone staircase at Selwyn College
The stone showed signs of excessive weathering and,
when it was being replaced by a new baluster in
2014, I rescued a few of the old ones from the skip.
Ancaster is a coarse
grained limestone in which small particles of
fossil and shells can often be seen. A
large number of such
impurities are visible
around Sammy's neck and
weighs 16.5 lb, measures 16" high and
has a circumference of between 9"
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