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An Introduction to British Silver: Online Course

Published: 15th October 2021

An Introduction to British Silver: Online Course

In a new collaboration, the Silver Society is teaming up with the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre to present an exciting online course on the history of British silver from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Each of the weekly sessions will be presented in two parts: beginning with a narrative chapter on the history and stylistic development of British silver, followed by a presentation focusing on a particular aspect of the history of the goldsmith’s craft. The course will run for a total of 6 weeks beginning on October 20th and will cover a range of topics, such as The Tudor Period, Silversmithing Techniques, Introduction to Hallmarks and Regency Silver.

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