A visually stunning piece of decorative Arts & Crafts plasterwork, in the Cotswolds style. This is a copy of the original, beautifully modelled by Norman Jewson, for the restoration of Owlpen Manor in the Cotswolds. Jewson worked mainly in the Cotswolds, and practised many crafts, including stone and woodcarving, leadwork and decorative plasterwork. He trained under Gimson, and it was he who taught him how to produce decorative plasterwork.
At 21" [53cm] across, this makes a focal point in any room. It's quite heavy). We can also supply this for outdoor use (i.e. on a garden wall), please contact us for a price. Supplied with a hook for hanging. It needs a secure fitting to hold it. Please contact us for a quote.
We took the liberty of painting a couple of the owl plaques, shown below. Arts & Crafts plasterwork, in England anyway, was sometimes painted. They look really attractive when painted, and have a Baillie-Scott feel to them.
These were painted with washes of colour, as opposed to solid colour, as this allows some of the white of the plaster to show through, and makes them look aged. We could paint them any colour you prefer ~ please supply details and we'll give you a quote.
Shown below is the actual Owl plaque above the LH doorway at Owlpen Manor (difficult to photograph!).
Acorn & oak leaves; frieze with a rope twist border below, by Gimson. The design is close in style to The Owl plaque design above. Well modelled. Size 190 x 295 x 20mm. See plaster friezes pages for more information.