S045 - The Monastery of Pauline Monks near St. Salvator Church
Miniature porcelain monastery:
In front of you are pictures of a detailed replica of a real monastery. It is a hand-crafted and faithfully processed porcelain model of monastery in Prague, which one of the most interesting. Our porcelain monasteries 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 monasteries. 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 Monastery of Pauline Monks near St. Salvator Church, which can be found at:
Old Town Square 930/7, Old Town, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
History of The Monastery of Pauline Monks near St. Salvator Church:
This building has Romanesque and Gothic foundations. In its place there used to be several houses reconstructed in the Renaissance style. Among its owners were, Jiří of Poděbrady, members of families such as Kolovrat, Vartemberk, Pernštejn or Berk from Dubé. Count Jáchym Šlik bought the house in 1610 and donated it to German Lutherans to rebuild into a church and school. After the Battle of the White Mountain in 1620 the house was confiscated and handed over to the Pauline Order. They rebuilt it into a monastery connected to St. Salvator’s church according to the plan of the architect Ignác Bayer. The architect Giovanni Domenico Canevalle also participated during project. The monastery was disbanded in 1784 and all its buildings became the property of the Office of the Mint. The complex of buildings was bought by the city in 1897. In 1901 the interior was torn down and the building was rebuilt for the Town Insurance Company.
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 monasteries 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 monasteries to the USA and Canada. We have been sending our little monasteries 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.