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Regency silver – a case of Brotherly love?

A talk by Jolyon Warwick James | Thursday 18 April 6:00PM

Sometimes regarded as the last truly British style, we look at what we mean by “Regency Silver”, what form it took, how it evolved and what gave it such impetus. We start with Rococo and look at the movement towards neo-classism. The difference is explored between the neo-classicism of Adam silver and Regency silver. We look at the influence of Rundells and other suppliers, and show how the movement was driven by the Regent, George IV and his two (heavily over spending) younger brothers, the Dukes of York and Sussex. We look at the sales of 1827 and 1842 to meet their debts, and look at others who helped to drive the Regency movement, together with some of the sub-sets of styles along the way.

 

Biography

Jolyon Warwick James was born and educated in England and is an independent silver professional based in Australia. He is an Honorary Associate of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Sydney), and founder member (and twice President) of the Silver Society of Australia. In London, Jolyon is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

 

Tickets $25 (including a glass of wine on arrival)

Limited free parking available onsite

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