The “Kirkoswold” Silver Study Day, 2016, in association with Abbott’s Antiques at Turramurra, will take place in Sydney on March 7 in a venue on the North Shore at Gordon in Sydney. A great annual event, this special day provides information for beginner and expert alike. You can learn about wonderful objects such as this superb Charles II Parcel-gilt Silver Porringer and Cover with mark of Jacob Bodendick, London, c1670 exceptional quality, extremely rare and with a distinguished provenance
Presentations by well-known Sydney silver consultant Jolyon Warwick James, Anne Harbers a collector of English and Dutch silver and Ben Staunton, principal of Silver Spoon Antiques will cover a range of periods and styles of silver much admired.
Enhance your appreciation for, and of the arts in all their forms by cultivating a taste for the exotic, rare and the refined fashioned in silver, like this superb silver cup by London based silversmith Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751), a luminary in his field.
This study day includes a practical session where your own treasures can be identified and discussed. An appreciation, the sensitive recognition of good qualities in design and art is gained through practice, which constantly challenges accepted theories. The patina for old sterling silver is caused by thousands of minute scratches from use over hundreds of years, creating a look of softness appreciated and highly desirable for collectors.
If you have sterling silver use it, don’t put in a cupboard.
If you would like to become a collector of antiques at all, it is important to spend time gaining and expanding knowledge and so this study day will prove valuable. The Craft of Silversmithing goes back a long way…the Silver Pharaoh Psusennes I in ancient Egypt Faced the Afterlife in Style. His silver sarcophagus startled the world when it was discovered by renowned Egyptologists in a race against the clock with the imminent outbreak of World War II.
JOIN the Kirkoswold Silver Study Day, 7 Mar 2016, Gordon Golf Club – TIMETABLE: 9.30 Morning Tea 10.00-10.30 Silver in the Burke Museum, Beechworth (JWJ), 10.40–11.10, Scottish and Provincial hallmarking (JWJ), 11.20-11.50 “Uniquely New Zealand”, silver mounted Greenstone and Pauau shell (BS), 12.00-12.30, Silver mounted curiosities in C16th and C17th (AH) 12.30-1.30, Lunch 1.30-2.00, The ingredients of “Style” in silver (JWJ). 2.10-3.30 Treasures identified and discussed (JWJ, AH, BS), 3.30-4.15, Afternoon Tea, 4.30–6.00, Reception Abbott’s Antiques, Turramurra, 7.00–9.00 For bookings or inquiries contact: Abbott’s Antiques: Ph: (02) 9449 8889 and-or Jolyon Warwick James: Ph: (02) 9326 1319