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S015 - The House at the Golden Angel

Product Code: S015
Availability: 10 pcs
Dimensions: 8.50cm x 8.00cm x 9.50cm

Price: 890 Kč

Miniature porcelain house:
In front of you are pictures of a detailed replica of a real house. It is a hand-crafted and faithfully processed porcelain model of house in Prague, and one of the most important. Our porcelain houses 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 houses. 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 House at the Golden Angel, which can be found at this address:
Old Town Square 460/29, Old Town, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

History of The House at the Golden Angel:
It is written in the official records from 1406 that Purkart of Altenburg, the owner of this house, wanted to build two chapels connected by a round staircase in the house of St. Michael. This proves that the house dates at least from the 14th c. From its description in 1594 we can assume that it used to be much bigger. It was used as a pharmacy in the 15 - 16th c. From 1684 to 1726 the house was called “of the Angel” and, after 1726, it was called “of the Black Angel”. During a radical reconstruction of the house in 1887 the chapels were pulled down. Fortunately several wall paintings were found and moved to the City Museum. Its main facade is in the Baroque style from the 1720’s. On the first floor corner there is a statue of St. Florian by Ignac Platzer.

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 houses 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 houses to the USA and Canada. We have been sending our little houses 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.