The authoress Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) spent a great deal of her adult life in Bath and is possibly Bath’s most famous resident, living at 25 Gay Street from 1805 onwards. Many of her novels are set in Bath and are based on the social excitement of the city. Bath is as close as England gets to Italy. It’s beautiful Georgian buildings built of the soft, warm Bath stone. The Romans made the site popular by developing the baths, filled with the hot spring water that flows from deep underground.
The house in this bookend is on the hill that leads up to the Royal Crescent and shows simple Georgian elegance in the design, the pediment over the doorway is covered in beaten lead.
Jane Austen Doorway
All models are hand-made in England from stone quarried in Leicestershire. A master is first made, followed by the production of a slave mould. Each model is then cast one at a time, transferred to the workbench where it is sanded, fettled, sealed and filled. Where appropriate, brass, white metal, wash-work and glass are added one stage at a time. Finally, felts are hand cut and applied, and the work of art labelled. No laser cuts or computers allowed to compromise the feel of the original.
Dimensions: 5.5"w x 8.5"h x 2.5"d