George & the Dragon

There is a recurring dragon theme in the gardens at Snowshill Manor.  The photo above is of a statue of St. George and the Dragon. It was commissioned by Charles Wade from a Tyrolean craftsman, A. Dapre. It is a copy in teak of a statue that is housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The replica is faithful in every detail except size – the original is approximately one foot ten inches high.*

Dragon on the Roof

Standard Bearer

*Info from the Snowshill Manor and Garden guide book 2010 edition.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 22nd 2014

8 Responses to “A Trio of Dragons”

  1. ubermouth says:

    But what does it symbolize? Or am I being stupid? :)
    And now to be really stupid….is that dragon licking it’s toe? :)

    • CherryPie says:

      It doesn’t symbolize anything. Charles Wade was a collector displaying what he thought were the essentials of colour, design and craftsmanship.


  2. ....peter:) says:

    you’re finding dragons all over the place Cherie… love em….peter:)

  3. Ginnie says:

    I wonder if one of the last two dragons might even be a weathervane, Cherry??!!

  4. Ayush says:

    great shots Cherie, i like how the red tail of the dragon is wrapped around the leg