This is one of our unique and exclusive hand crafted medieval reproduction carvings. This is a cast reproduction produced from a mould taken directly from the original carving found within Worcester Cathedral, England. Oakapple Designs Ltd is the only company in the UK with permission to take moulds from original medieval carvings from within the Cathedrals of Britain and to then reproduce them for sale. These reproductions are cast from a resin composite and then stained and colour toned to give the product all the fine detail, feel and authenticity of the original carving.
The Tournament #1(Worcester).
Taken from the medieval carvings (C1380.) found upon the Misericords and supporters from within the choir stalls of Worcester Cathedral. This carving is one of our largest and most definitely most impressive reproductions in our collection. Known as the Tournament #1 this magnificent highly detailed carving shows two Knights jousting, one can almost see and feel the movement and atmosphere in this portrait. One charging Knight with his lance out straight forward and head down can clearly be seen to be the winner as the other knight is knocked of his horse. One can see the expression of surprise, defeat and pain in the face of the loosing Knight as he is knocked back and falls from his horse.
This carving forms the centrepiece of a medieval misericord and there are carvings to both the left and right of this piece. On the left hand side as you look at the carving one can see a part of a foot this belongs to the Jester carving, on the right hand side one can see a horn, this belongs to the carving Man playing Horn.
It is thought by experts in the field of medieval history that this portrait carving is the oldest surviving depiction of two Knights jousting in a competition. This reproduction has been taken from the original carving and captures all the fine detail produced by the master craftsmen that carved this piece over 600 years ago.
Designed to hang upon a wall, this reproduction makes a stunning display and interesting focal point, comes with a hanging fixture and a product label.
Size (H) 24cm x (W) 36cm.
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v Our reproductions are so authentic, copied directly from the original carvings they include all the original cracks & chips from over centuries of use along with wood worm, wood grain and the makers tool marks. Beautifully colour stained and toned they are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.
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