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Precious Time: A Magnificent Clock by Vulliamy & Son, 1807

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Egyptian Revival Clock
1807-1808
Vulliamy & Son
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Early Nineteenth Century discoveries of Egyptian artifacts caused an interest in the style of ancient Egypt and a spate of objects designed in England in the Egyptian taste. This style was especially dominant in objects with an inherent architectural quality such as clocks and tombstones.


This gorgeous clock in the Egyptian style in the work of English clockmakers Vulliamy & Son. The case is supported by figures of the god, Horus and is adorned with patinated bronze and ormolu.

Before being donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum, this clock was in the collection of Queen Mary prior to her marriage to King George V. ads
 

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