A swain is
a young lover or suitor… We think this is a swain. Presumably he looks so miserable because the
lady* statuette (Swainetta?) that would have been the
pair to this has done a runner. C’mon
folks (especially you who have a poetic bent) give this chap a loving home.
early 19th century – certainly old.
nick apart from a crack in his bottom…
of you who are puzzled by our apparent fluid switching from metric to imperial
measures and back again…and are too thick to work it out, we attempt
to stick to the measures that were in use at the time when an object was made….
But sometimes we forget.)
*…. Or perhaps it was another bloke? The jury is out.