Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Her Majesty's Furniture: Queen Victoria’s Sèvres Clock, 1837

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Images courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sevres Manufactory
Created in 1837
Presented to Queen Victoria, 1844
Porcelain, Ormolu, Marble
The Royal Collection
Originally made for France's King Louis-Philippe in 1837, this magnificent polychrome porcelain, ormolu and marble clock shows images of famous horologists (clockmakers) and depicts the history of clock-making.  This clock is actually a copy of one that was also made by Sèvres in 1826 for King Charles X. When King Louis-Philippe visited Windsor in 1844, he brought this clock as a gift for Queen Victoria.  The queen was said to have adored the clock which she displayed proudly at Windsor Castle.

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