We’re very pleased to introduce a new item into our retail range; the Copeland Replica Shakespeare Bust!
Produced exclusively for the Trust to coincide with our new Famous Beyond Words exhibition, this miniature bust stands at just 15 cm high, making it the ideal addition for any desk or mantelpiece.
The product took four months to create from concept to delivery, and was meticulously researched, sculpted in clay, and then hand cast and finished in Gypsum plaster. The bust is a replica of a mid-19th century Parian ware bust held in the Trust collections and currently on view in the Famous Beyond Words visitor exhibition at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
Parian ware is a type of unglazed porcelain, designed to imitate carved marble. The original bust was made by William Taylor Copeland and is derived from the Chandos and Chesterfield portraits. The bust is British-made, classic and aesthetically pleasing and would make the perfect muse for any budding historian.
This beautiful piece has a unique presence and is exclusive to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It’s also the first piece to carry our new WS Shakespeare inspired branding and WS seal. The bust retails at £105 and every purchase supports the vital care and conservation of the Shakespeare houses and collections.
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