Ceramic Ink writing set includes Glazed Ink Well, Pounce Pot and Ink Wiper Pot, plus a turkey Feather Quill. Ink Wells had narrow necks to avoid the ink drying out too quickly. A Pounce Pot would be filled with finely crushed egg shells or cuttlefish bones to absorb...
During the Great Fire of London, people were scared because there was no fire brigade to help fight the fire. The giant flames had to be put out by the people. They threw water from buckets onto the fire. Three days later the fire died. It was a great success. To...
A resin reproduction fire mark issued by insurance companies and fixed to properties to prove they had insurance. Approx 21cm tall x 19cm wide.
A very good, full sized, reproduction leather hat as worn by the firemen at the Great Fire of London. Approx 43cm x 43cm.
A copy of Hollar's map in the Museum of London showing the area of fire damage. Approx 60cm x 41cm. Thick durable paper.
This chart provides a range of dramatic images and historical information about the Great Fire of London. It includes portraits of Charles II and Samuel Pepys and pictures of the burning of the old St Paul's Cathedral. Size: 100 x 70cm
Painted Resin plaque depicting the Palace of Westminster. Approx 20cm x 10cm
A very good reproduction fire bucket as used by the firemen at the Great Fire of London. Approx 24cm tall (plus metal handle).
A medium-sized, reproduction leather fire helmet as worn by the firemen at the Great Fire of London. Approx 39cm wide (child-sized). Fire Helmets helped protect the wearer’s neck, as it had a large flap at the back. It would have been made from leather with a padded...
Bouquets of perfumed flowers were carried to mask the stench of the streets (made from good quality artificial flowers - all different).
The top section of a wooden door with a typical rush-painted red cross and prayer. Approx 50cm wide x 56cm tall.
Sturdy Pewter Plate and Tankard. Embossed and engraved designs. Plate 21cm diameter, Tankard 15cm tall.
Traditional design, 9cm tall.
An ornate bamboo cane used by the Plague Doctor to point and give instructions etc. Approx 126cm. long.
A reproduction leather Plague Doctor's mask. Fabulously scary!
Pomanders are mixtures of fragrant substances which are held within a container. The odours given off by the mixtures were once believed to offer protection against disease and they are particularly associated with times of plague, from the 1300’s onwards. Their use...
Mounted print of Bubonic Plague Illustration from 1625. Approx 19cm x 15cm.
This 3-piece frieze tells the story of three significant events in the seventeenth century – the Gunpowder Plot, the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. The images are supported by notes giving the historical background and context, along with an explanation of...
A real feather quill with a biro insert at the end supplied in a clear bag with an information card behind. The card tells the story of the quill, how it was made and used in Tudor times. All vary.
Simple lead crosses were produced in large numbers by simple casting in the ground (sand/soil/mud). Measuring approx 23cm tall x 14cm (resin not lead).
A cross section of a water pipe made from a tree as laid under the streets of London at the time of the Great Fire. All different, approx 20cm diameter.