For the last three years, every time we went to Whitstable to visit the Potters, we went past The Boar out in front of Warehams antique store.
Every time, I said: "I want to look into his eyes. I want to sit on his back and have my picture taken."
So, finally I get my big chance . . . only to find out they SOLD HIM!! He was gone!!!
Obviously, I was heartbroken. Luckily, Naomi had this picture she'd taken ages ago, so I can share him with you.
FYI: Apparently, there are similar boar statues to be found. Howard Castle has a Boar statue. A marble copy of the Florentine Boar is at the Louvre. The original was an ancient Greek marble statue, which was probably part of a larger group of statues creating a hunting scene. On doing a Google search, there are many of them around, most a bit different from the fellow at Warehams.