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Singerie (Art with Monkeys)

Jaci was first inspired by the Singerie style by the Meissen Monkey Orchestra, a wonderful porcelain piece from the 18th Century and she decided that it was intriguing, inspirational, lively and would make a wonderful theme for Rowton Castle.

We are also told that in the 17th Century monkeys were brought back from India by sailors who tamed them on the ships and then sold them to landed gentry who dressed them up and used them to entertain their friends.

Although we have no evidence that this went on at Rowton Castle it conjures up a feeling of frivolity and romance, entertaining from a bygone age which helps to create the wonderful ambiance that you will find at Rowton Castle.