AN original Mambo sculpture has turned up at a local antique store.
Dave Jones and Lindsay Burke have in their Jindyandy Antiques store what they believe to be a collectable fibreglass sculpture from the iconic Mambo artist Reg Mombassa.
“We don’t have a lot of detail about it, but it was possibly made as a one off for a shop,” Mr Burke said.
“It is made of fibreglass and is in two parts.
“I found it at the buyback centre at Dunmore tip.
“I paid good money for it, as it’s a one off, it’s a collectable,” he said.
The Register contacted Mr Mombassa who remembered the piece.
“That is a Mambo sculpture as I remember, possibly designed by Jim Mitchell or Gerry Wedd,” he said.
Mr Jones said the piece had not been in the store very long before people were interested in purchasing it.
“The Mambo sculpture fits in quite well here, we like to have an eclectic collection,” he said.
“We don’t really go for the high end stuff, we like the idea of turning over lots of items.
“I have always been a bit of a collector and after retiring from the public service I started to get bored.
“I decided to do something different and with Lindsay got involved in this business.
“I don’t have any experience but I love it.
“It gets quite exciting when people bring in boxes of their old things for us to go through,” he said.