The Royal Clarence Vase at the Egyptian Hall. 1832
The vase, made of cut glass in Birmingham, is 14 feet high and 12 feet in diameter. The weight is 8 tons but the vase has been constructed so that it can be taken apart and moved. We are told the vase ‘presents, internally and externally, the most splendid body of rich gold & enamelled work, ever exhibited in the world, and which no description can adequately represent’. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.