|Temple-form Mantel Clock|
Commissioned by Queen Charlotte
The Royal Collection
Pleased with Vulliamy’s efforts, George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte, commissioned this clock case in the Neoclassical style which was popular at the time. The temple-form clock case features a figure of Euterpe—the Muse of Lyric Poetry. Surmounted by a delicately enameled clock face, the entire piece is supported by biscuit columns with gilt bronze capitals and adorned with finely turned finials.