Reasons to love it: Handcrafted heirloom | Makes a novel footstool
A favourite for many years with our customers at OSPREY HOME, The Standard Leather Hippopotamus is anything but standard! Handcrafted in Lincolnshire, this sturdy African native has a curvaceous frame and a smiley face. Designed to sit sweetly on the floor, it makes a novel footstool.
First made in 1927 and often handed down as treasured heirlooms, these characterful animals are a tribute to the craftsmanship of the makers. Love this look? Smaller, decorative size also available.
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• The wonderful leather animals that you may have seen in our OSPREY HOME store in St Albans have historically been made locally in Hitchin, but today that company continues to handcraft these wonderful creatures from its base in Lincolnshire. • This Standard Leather Hippo is intended as a floor piece and can be used as a footstool. • Inside sits a metal and wooden frame which is used to create the structure, around which the stitched leather sits. The animal is then stuffed with pine wood shavings. • The aniline leather used has a natural characterful finish. This is prized for the way that it ages according to the life you give it, developing a unique patina over time. • As a natural material, each piece of leather is unique, so please be aware that no two animals are exactly the same and sizes are approximate. • This little hippo has a metal stud under each leg: avoid dragging across wooden or delicate surfaces. • Always follow our leather care recommendations.
At OSPREY LONDON, we select the leathers used for our accessories for their individual beauty, performance and feel. Each skin is unique, so any quirks are viewed as characteristic of leather's natural appeal.
As with all natural materials, leather needs special care, so follow our recommendations to help keep your OSPREY LONDON leather bag looking as desirable tomorrow as it does today:
Keep your product away from direct sources of light and heat.
Ensure your leather product is not allowed to rub against other materials, to reduce any risk of colour transference and to retain its special finish.
Dampness, humidity and rain should be avoided. If your OSPREY product does become wet, blot the excess moisture with a soft, light-coloured cloth; stuff with tissue paper; and leave to dry naturally.
Don't overfill your OSPREY product to help it retain its shape.
Always refer stains to a specialist leather cleaner.
Treat them well and your OSPREY LONDON leather items will give you pleasure for many years to come.
Product Code: OH5584-86DRKBRNSTD
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