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Local Artists Visit Sheffield Assay Office Archives

Published: 25th April 2023

Local Artists Visit Sheffield Assay Office Archives

Artist, Yuen Fongling and Designer, Jon Cannon visited Sheffield Assay Offfice recently to undertake research in our library and archives.

Yuen is also a Curator, Researcher and Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and is currently working on his 20/20 artist commission for Sheffield Museums Trust. Our Archivist and Librarian, Emma Paragreen was on hand to help the visitors with their research, they were both fascinated by the hallmarks and use of symbols.

We were delighted to welcome Yuen and Jon to our premises and look forward to seeing the final works in the City Centre later in the year.

The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

To find out more about the whole range of services offered by Sheffield Assay Office, such as our hallmarking and analytical services, please email us at or complete the contact form on our website at,

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