Thionville – Little statue things

I’m not quite sure what the technical word is for these little statue things, but they’re located above the doors of shops. These are the two that the historical walking leaflet they gave me at the tourist information office mentioned to visit.

This is a sign that was once used by the local brewery.

This is the sign that once indicated a tobacconist’s shop, for which they used a representation of a slave sitting on tobacco and smoking a pipe (long since gone).