Jan Merlian (Skarpalin)’s Portals

Jan Merlian (Skarpalin)’s Portals, Plzeň

By the number of Jan Merlian’s portals and window surrounds to found around Plzeň, I imagine that he made a good living during the Rennaisance period.

I didn’t notice this during my visits to Plzeň but looking at photographs of Pražská Ulice and NámÄ›stí Republiky, they seem to be a regular feature. It’s easy to see why as they are very pleasing to the eye.

I wonder if it was in fact Jan Merlian who designed them or if they were chosen by him from the catalogue of an artizan or the period? Were they, perhaps, also copied by others at later periods in history?

Pražská Ulice

Pražská  8
Pražská 8
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Pražská 13
Pražská 13
Photograph © Copyright 2006 Eva Haunerová

 

Náměstí Republiky

Náměstí Republiky East
Náměstí Republiky East
Photograph © Copyright Clive Porter 1991

 

Náměstí Republiky South
Náměstí Republiky South
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Malá Ulice
Malá Ulice
Photograph © Copyright 2006 Eva Haunerová

 

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