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120 items return to Brighton Pavilion on loan

Banqueting room gallery

"History of the Palace at Brighton" ©

The Banqueting Room Gallery is where George’s guests would retreat after dinner. Here they would drink liqueurs and converse. George chose the spectacular vases on display especially for this room. Delicate and intriguing, they enhance the calm, reflective space. The vases were made in the East for export. They are decorated with popular Chinese motifs including snakes, dragonflies and chrysanthemums. Later the vases were combined with European gilt-bronze mounts. Together they create fantastical and imaginative objects.

Charles-Guillaume Manière (active 1778-1812)

Mantel clock

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Vase with mounts

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Pair of vases mounted as pots-pourris

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Pair of vases with mounts

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Pair of vases with mounts

Attributed to François Hervé (active 1781-96)

Side chair