Ceramic Model of The Old Curiosity Shop


This 'Old Curiosity Shop' is located on Portsmouth Street in Holborn and is often claimed to be the inspiration for the Old Curiosity Shop novel, the ceramic model has the shop name written in 22ct gold.

The half-timbered building crafted from wood from recycled ships in 1567 was supposed to have been the home of Little Nell and her grandfather and is now considered the oldest shop still standing in central London, having survived the Great Fire of London and the Blitz.

The shop was in actual fact named after the book was published, but many people believe that it may have provided the inspiration for the novel as Dickens was well known to frequently wander the area. People flocked to the scene in 1841 to hold a public candlelit vigil in honour of little Nell on her deathbed.

Dimensions: (h) 110mm x (w) 105mm (d) 45mm



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