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July 22, 2009

Mad King Ludwig of Neuschwanstein Castle

Ludwig II (Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm; sometimes rendered as Louis II in English) (August 25, 1845 – June 13, 1886) was king of Bavaria from 1864 until shortly before his death. He is sometimes referred to as the Swan King in English and der Märchenkönig (the Fairy tale King) in German.

Ludwig is sometimes referred to as Mad King Ludwig, though the accuracy of that label has been disputed. Because Ludwig was deposed on grounds of mental illness without any medical examination, and died a day later under mysterious circumstances, questions about the medical “diagnosis” remain controversial.

Ludwig is best known as an eccentric whose legacy is intertwined with the history of art and architecture, as he commissioned the construction of several extravagant fantasy castles (the most famous being Neuschwanstein) and was a devoted patron of the composer Richard Wagner.

Neuschwanstein Castle Description & History:

Neuschwanstein Castle was built by King Ludwig II, also known as Mad King Ludwig. o replicate medieval architecture and to pay homage to the operas of Wagner. You may think you’ve already seen it–it’s Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, but real.  The foundation stone was set on September 5th, 1869.  When Ludwig II died in 1886, the castle was still not complete.  The building site near Pöllat Gorge is probably one of the most beautiful in the world.

Welcome to the world of Miniature Gemstone Castle Clocks! Mad Ludwig would have approved of these enchanting masterpieces which were inspired after Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. The clock towers and base are in Malachite and Mother of Pearl and furthered decorated with Lapis Lazuli, Black Onyx, B.C. Jade, Coral and Red Jasper accented with gold plated brass ornamentation. This masterpiece is the work of three craftsmen who labored up to 3,000 man hours to produce these stunning masterpieces.

Over 3,500 gemstones
Features ten clocks
3 microns of 23K gold plating
H36″ x 30″ x 24″
For offering price please email to inquiries@ashlijewelers.com

Truly a collectors dream come true! There is a smaller version available that features only four clocks.  Each clocks is serialized and comes with a letter of authenticity.

If you wish to speak with a customer service representative to order by phone or request additional information please call toll free 866.382.4907 x101 or email customerservice@ashlijewelers.com.

Ashli Jewelers is a Luxury e-retailer who goal is to provide products with Extraordinary Creativity in Design with Exceptional Materials and Quality that are rare and extremely unique to the world’s most discerning Clientele.

Read further information on Mad Ludwig Neuschwanstein in Bavaria can be read at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_II_of_Bavaria.

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