China, also known as porcelain was first created and invented roughly 1200 years ago. It is known for having a delicate look, but being the hardest type of ceramic material around. Here at Penkridge Ceramics in the West Midlands, we use China to create our wide selection of ceramic sculptures of fruits and vegetation, from apples to the tree leaves and even some branches.
As each of natures creations are different and unique, so are our china ceramic sculptures. We aim to create ‘real life’ examples of ornamental fruit and vegetables here in the West Midlands, as well as leaves, acorns and horse chestnuts. These china horse chestnuts are available to anyone who wishes to create a 3d still life in their homes, or for museum and display purposes, as well as stately homes that welcome a number of tourists and visitors every year.
Horse chestnuts are a beautiful example of the rustic nature of some of the UK’s natural produce. Unlike some of the more tropical fruits that are vibrant, horse chestnuts are very natural in colour and blend in with the trees and foliage they grow on and with. Aesculus hippocastanum is the Latin name for the horse chestnut tree and its fruitage. The name, horse chestnut, seems to come from the fact that when the leaves fall from the twig of the tree, it leaves a scar behind that looks very much like the drawing of a horseshoe. From each branch cluster of flowers on a horse chestnut tree, the horse chestnut produces one to five fruits, or horse chestnuts, on each panicle (or a much-branched complete flower head).
We at Penkridge Ceramics, make the china horse chestnuts in the West Midlands to resemble the real life look and real-life size of all the original genuine horse chestnuts themselves. For this reason, we do not only have one sculpture that we create again and again, but have several choices of china horse chestnuts in our collection in the west Midlands. We have a variety of different looks of horse chestnuts resembling the different stages from closed horse chestnut shells to the look of horse chestnuts that have just burst open, revealing the nut inside. Some of the horse chestnuts we have emulated have removable nuts. This adds to the life like quality that we are proud of in our art work.
The most common use of the horse chestnuts fruit or nut, is in the common game of conkers, played also by many here in the West Midlands. The look of horse chestnuts often evokes memories for many of us, of our childhood, playing in the woods, collecting the best horse chestnuts we could find that had fallen from the tree, and could be then hardened to compete in a game of conkers with friends. The shiny tactile nut is what most of us recognise when we think of horse chestnuts.
To order and purchase your own unique collection of china horse chestnuts, contact us today.