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M002 - The Sternberg Palace at Lesser Town

Product Code: M002
Availability: 10 pcs
Dimensions: 9.00cm x 6.50cm x 10.50cm

Price: 890 Kč

Miniature porcelain palace:
In front of you are pictures of a detailed replica of a real palace. It is a hand-crafted and faithfully processed porcelain model of palace in Prague, which one of the well-known. Our porcelain palaces are part of brand line that includes over 80 miniature houses found in Prague. From them you can build the Old Town Square, the Golden Lane or even a part of the Lesser Town. 

How it comes about:
The basic model is made in scale according to the actual model. Then it’s converted in an elaborate way into a form, from which we obtain individual parts by casting porcelain mass. After assembling, retouching, drying and firing, careful and detailed revising begins again. This process is followed by hand painting with several layers of glaze and another firing at 1200 ° C. Last task is the final decor and firing in the kiln. It is a unique and sophisticated technique of creating models with the theme of historic palaces. You can see the result in front of you…

The goal:
Our aim is to capture the beauty of architecture in the imprint of ceramic clay and to transfer a piece of poetry of old Prague to your homes. Old Prague lovers in our country, as well as travelers from all over the world, have sets of entire streets and individual pieces of our models at home. It is a nice and valuable reminder of visiting Prague and Bohemia.

This product is made based on The Sternberg Palace at Lesser Town, which can be found at this address:
Lesser Town Square 7/19, Lesser Town, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

History of The Sternberg Palace at Lesser Town:
At the end of the 17th century the Czech noble family of Sternberk bought a new Renaissance house. The palace was built on the place of original Gothic house “Na Baste”, the famous inn where foreign attachés used to live and also as the place where the big fire of 1541 originated. That fire consumed more than a half of the Lesser Town and Hradčany. In the 18th c. the Sternberk family also owned a building next to the palace. They hired Italian architect Alliprandi to unify the facades of both houses in the Baroque style. The right wing of the palace has a stone coat of arms of the family and the Order of the Golden Fleece on its left side, above the arcade. At the end of 18th and at the beginning of the 19th centuries the palace became a centre of Czech science. A Private Society of Science, later known as the Royal Czech Society of Science was founded here in 1770. A picture gallery, the main source of today’s National Gallery collections, was established here in 1875 - 1884. The palace became property of the state and the seat of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in 1993.

Quality and packaging:
Our models are miniatures of real buildings. We place great importance on the quality and detail of the processing of our products. All the miniature palaces are hand-painted and hand-crafted from porcelain, so the individual pieces may differ slightly in size and color shade. Each item is original and unique. We pack them in handmade and fully recyclable cardboard boxes. Our more significant sets are packed in gift boxes with see through front.

Our usual customers come from Europe, but we also send our palaces to the USA and Canada. We have been sending our little palaces to Asia and they are most liked in Japan and South Korea. We are happy we can please customers from Czech Republic and in the other parts of world alike.