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A large step up from a garden gnome...Lindsay Hoadley cleans up the enormous bronze horse.<br />
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This magnificent equine sculpture is being sold at the annual Summer Place auction of garden statues near Billingshurst in West Sussex.<br />
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The enormous bronze head was commissioned for Camden Lock and its flared nose bears the patina of thousands of hands brushing it for good luck in the bustling market.<br />
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The striking sculpture by architect John Dickenson is thought to be based on French artist David's famous painting of Napoleon crossing the alps and was created as a memorial to the famous market's origins as stables and a horse hospital owned by Pickfords removals.<br />
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Those who have a garden big enough will have to splash out £25,000 to secure the 15 ft high bronze statue.