M051 - The Lesser Town Bridge Towers of the Charles Bridge
Miniature porcelain towers:
In front of you are pictures of a detailed replica of a real towers. It is a hand-crafted and faithfully processed porcelain model of towers in Prague, which one of the well-known. Our porcelain towers 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 towers. You can see the result in front of you…
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 Lesser Town Bridge Towers of the Charles Bridge, which can be found at this address:
Mostecka Street, Lesser Town, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
History of The Lesser Town Bridge Towers of the Charles Bridge:
The Lesser Town Bridge towers form an entrance to the Charles Bridge from that side. The smaller tower comes from the old Judith Bridge from the 12th c. (Judith was King Vladislav I’s wife and it was probably her who was behind building of this bridge). The Judith Bridge was built in 1167 in the manner of the stone bridge in Regensburg. (Later on it was demolished by floods in 1342.) The tower has four Renaissance oriels in its octahedral roof and has no battlements and turrets. This roof dates from the time of building the second tower that is from the second half of the 15th century, while its graffiti decorations of the facade come from the 16th c. The second tower was built under the rule of King George of Poděbrady in 1464 and it is decorated in an ordinary Gothic style of the 15th c. Both towers were under renovation between 1875 – 1880.
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 towers 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 towers to the USA and Canada. We have been sending our little towers 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.