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120 items return to Brighton Pavilion on loan

Saloon

Faintly etched outline, heavily overpainted in watercolour. Shows detailed interior view of the Saloon of Brighton Pavilion, with five figures in the middle ground centre.

Brighton Pavilion, Saloon. ©

The Saloon was reopened in 2018 after many years of restoration. It has now been returned to the splendour of Robert Jones’s 1823 design as seen in the image above.

As part of A Prince’s Treasure the magnificent ‘Kylin’ clock has been returned to the chimneypiece. This was bought in France specifically for the Saloon. The clock is embellished with Asian porcelain. On either side are turquoise-glazed Chinese Buddhistic lions. These are often known as kylins, after a mythical Chinese animal. Above the clock is a Japanese group of a seated Buddha between two children. Around the figures is ornate gilt-bronze foliage, including lotuses and sunflowers.

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

The 'Kylin' clock

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Set of six vases with mounts

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Pair of mounted vases

Robert Jones (active 1815-33)

Set of stands

English

Fender

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Pair of vases mounted as ewers

Jingdezhen [Jiangxi Province, China]

Pair of vases mounted as ewers