Inspired by the collection of Grotesques filling the Monk's Parlour in the crypt area of the Sir John Soane Museum. It was with mixed feelings that Soane watched a rising public fashion for the Gothic style. He designed this playfully sombre space, the Monk's Parlour to satirise this style.
Taken from the medieval C.1340 carvings found upon the misericords and supports within the choir stalls of Lancaster Priory. These carvings are some of the oldest surviving church carving in England and when carved these carvings and the choir stalls are thought to have been the finest examples in the country. Unfortunately these choir stalls were damaged and defaced by Oliver Cromwell during the English civil war and revolution of the mid 17th Century. These carvings belong to a small collection we have reproduced from Lancaster and all being depictions of faces, it is thought that some are Caricatures of the monks and carvers themselves.
Oakapple Designs Ltd are the only company in the UK with permission to take moulds from original medieval carvings from within the Cathedrals of Britain and to then reproduce them for sale. These reproductions are cast from a resin composite and then stained to give the product all the fine detail, feel and authenticity of the original carving.
Fitted with a ring for hanging. Size is approx 60 mm x 60 mm
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