*LOW* – Pink Floyd Animals Tour Ltd Edition Silver Pig.18″ Chain
Condition: New – Mint Condition
Medium: Solid Sterling Silver taken from original mould (1977) with 18″ solid silver CHAIN
Designed by Penny Price & Nick Mason.
Presented to members and crew of the Pink Floyd Animals Tour 1976
Solid Sterling Silver taken from original mould (1977) with solid silver CHAIN
Limited edition fine art sculpture
Original Edition of 200(1977)
Cast by Niagra Castings UK
Hallmarked – Birmingham. PJP, 925
Weight 11g approx
Edition size 495 Worldwide
Supplied with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
” Back in 1977 I was working in my first workshop in an old banana
warehouse in the Lots road, London. At that time it was a depressingly
sad rundown area, a stones throw from the houseboats at Chelsea wharf
and the appropriately named world end at the other.
They set up making leather goods and printing T-shirts and became
friends with a girl rinting shirts for PINK FLOYD.
Nick Mason asked her if she knew anyone that could make jewellery for
them. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time.
PINK FLOYD were about to conclude their ‘Animals’ tour and they wanted
200 silver pig pendants to give to their road crew as a thank you for
all their hard work. I was given a pass to get into Wembley Stadium,
where they were rehearsing and testing out the flying pig. The sketches
done that day were the basis for many wax carvings, most of which were
duly rejected by Nick Mason! Approval eventually came when he thought I’d
achieved a good enough likeness to the inflatable. The wax was cast into
silver and then engraved a long the side with ‘thoinks’ and sent for
moulding. The 200 pigs were cast in Hatton Garden and hallmarked
at the London assay office. Each pendant was packed in a blue drum box
filled with cotton wool and delivered to FLOYD’s offices in the
nick of time!” – Penny Price