Jubilee coach goes on show

  • The London Goldsmiths Company is making a limited edition of the Gold State Coach with eight horses to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee

    A model of the Gold State Coachwith eight horses will be on show at the London Goldsmiths Company in Pall Mall in London, from mid-April.

    It will be the first in a limited edition of 25 of the work, which are hand-made in sterling silver and gilt with painted panels on the coach.

    The Gold State Coach was commissioned by King George III as a present to his wife on their marriage, but because it was finished late, it was first used for the State Opening of Parliament in 1762.

    Getting the horsesright for the model was extremely difficult, ” said managing director, Tim Jarvis.

    “We had to go down to the Royal Mews a number of times to photograph four of the Queen’s horses which are used on the real coach. “

    The model will be officially launched at Badminton in May this year and will also be on display at Windsor and Hickstead.

    Each model costs £11,000 plus VAT and takes 14 weeks to complete.

    A percentage of the profits is going to the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend Trust to help pay for celebrations.

    For more information contact: (tel: 020 7925 1122)

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