Cast silver statue of Saint Anthony the Great, as found in the Worshipful Company of Grocers hall in London marked for London 1903 by Carrington & Co.
Dimensions: 13.8 cm tall by 5.1 cm base width and depth.
Weight: 235 grams gross including plinth.
The statue of St Anthony the Great was made for the Grocers’ Hall of 1889. It stands by the front entrance of the present hall. In medieval times, grocers also supplied medicinal herbs and spices so they liked to associate themselves with St Anthony. The Grocers’ company was originally incorporated in 1348 as the Fraternity of St Anthony. The old hermit is shown with his attributes: a pig (he is said to have been a swineherd), a cross of Tau, a bell and a book.