Handmade bust of Oscar Wilde. Objects around the base include: the frame from Dorian Gray, a prison cell door from Pentonville Prison, lilies, roses and a sunflower, books and quill pen and the iconic handbag as featured in 'The Importance of Being Ernest'. The etch around the base reads: "I CAN RESIST ANYTHING EXCEPT TEMPTATION".
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his works including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. He was one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890’s.
Wilde attended university at both Trinity College, Dublin and then Magdelen College, Oxford where is read the ‘Greats’ - Literae Humaniores. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles where he became known for his wit, flamboyant dress and charming conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. She was born in Manchester in 1879 and died in 1928. She married barrister, Richard Pankhurst in 1879 and had five children.
In 1999 Time magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back".
This model was produced for the Thiepval visitor centre. A simple but detailed representation of the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens. A tasteful model produced in commemoration of the centenary of the Great War.
The soldier and politician Michael Collins was shot aged 32 in an ambush during the Irish Civil War. He was pivotal to the emergence of the free Irish nation; a romantic figure who still draws crowds to his graveside at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
For this bust we have included these objects around the base - The General Post Office in flames, an armoured card, a soldier, central Dublin in ruins, Kitty Kiernan (fiancé of Collins), a revolver, his hat and an Irish harp.
The etch around the base reads - "GIVE US BACK OUR COUNTRY TO LIVE IN, TO GROW IN..TO LOVE"
Height - 14cm
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Crescent in the 2017, we have created this intricately detailed model of Bath’s iconic landmark.
When the foundation stone was laid for the Royal Crescent in 1767 British architecture was dominated by a passion for Palladianism. A fashionable style for both grand country houses and city structures. 18th century Palladianism was inspired by the buildings of ancient Greece and Rome, as interpreted by Renaissance architects such as Andrea Palladio.
The first cast of this model was presented to the Mayor of Bath at our launch event in November 2016. £1 from every sale of this model is donated to the Mayor’s Relief Fund – aiding Bath residents who are in need, hardship or distress.