Celebrating the bicentenary of one of England's most beloved writers in 2017.
The bust has been sculpted by Charlotte Hern and cast at the Modern Souvenir Company workshop in Bath. It has been gilded in 24ct gold by Robert Grace of Grace of London.
Take your photo with Jane & upload to social media using the hashtags #janeontour #janeausten200!
Jane on Tour Dates
Jane is currently at Bath Tourism until the 4th September.
(Image montage shows Jane at Combe Grove Hotel, Bath: combegrove.com)
The Guildhall, Bath
26th June - 4th July 2017
Bath Tourist Information
18th July - 4th Sept 2017
Tylney Hall Hotel, Hook
4th July - 17th July 2017
Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
5th Sept - 19th Sept 2017
Our Jane Austen collection - the perfect gifts for any Janeite!
Our limited edition of 1817 pieces is one of our best sellers this year! Made in copper with an etched passage from Pride & Prejudice on the back.
"I sincerely hope your Christmas...may abound in the gaieties which the season generally brings…”
Each decoration comes with a numbered Modern Souvenir Company provenance card and comes gift boxed.
One of Britain's favourite authors, Jane paid two long visits to Bath towards the end of the eighteenth century, and from 1801 to 1806 Bath was her home. It also provides the backdrop to two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and features in her other novels and in the collection of letters to her sister, Cassandra.
Based on portraits and descriptions of the time, this bust was sculpted at our workshop in Bath and makes a wonderful addition to the fireplace, bookshelves or occasional table of any Jane Austenite.
Around the Base
There are a series of objects around the base illustrating articles associated with Jane Austen. For this Jane Austen bust we have included Pemberley House, envelopes & letters, evening dance, Jane Austen house, town house and a courting couple.
The etch, from Pride & Prejudice, around the base reads -
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife"
Jane Austen lived in Bath for many years using the city and society as inspiration for her novels.
These bookends were made in Bath by the Modern Souvenir Company workshop and cast in British gypsum plaster. They are engraved with Jane Austen’s own handwriting.
From an original idea by Bethanie Davis. Developed by Timothy Richards.