The Bronte Parsonage, located in Haworth, Yorkshire, is the English home of the famous Bronte sisters who spent most of their lives here writing their famous novels inspired by their natural surroundings. In 1820, their Irish born father Patrick Bronte, a published author of poetry and fiction, arrived in Haworth with his Cornish born wife Maria and their six children, taking residence in the local parsonage. Their mother, Maria, died of cancer in 1821 and in 1825 a sister died at the age of eleven. Ten year old Elizabeth died one month later. The surviving children remained at home in the parsonage where education played an important role in their life. Their father held a seat at Cambridge University and encouraged his children to read every book that came their way. Both Charlotte and Emily would later become teachers, but writing would remain their passion until their death: Emily at the age of thirty in 1848 (of tuberculosis) and Anne at the age of twenty-nine in Scarborough where she was receiving treatment in 1849. Charlotte died in March 1855, just three weeks before her thirty-ninth birthday. Their father continued living in the parsonage for the next six years being cared for by his son-in-law (husband of Charlotte) until he died at the age of eighty-four in 1861. Each of our brassware is handmade by a leading British foundry using only a first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for depth of colour and durability. Each is then hand filed to remove any excess brass left from casting and hand polished to enhance the beauty of quality brass. Approximate measurement. 3.75" in diameter.
HORSE BRASS: ABBEY/CATHEDRAL/PARSONAGE COLLECTION: Bronte Parsonage.
Designed and manufactured by ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England where they have been producing qullity brasswares for more than 75 years. Cast using a pure first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and durability. Hand finished at the foundry.