News and Events




5 & 26 September 2017, 1pm
The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, London
A talk by Ada de Wit about The Augsburg Service. Free admittance. For more details please follow this link

26 September – 1 October 2017 and 3 – 8 October 2017
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall,
Foster Lane, London EC2V 6B
The Goldsmiths’ Fair is spread across two weeks and features 126 exceptional designer-craftsmen from independent workshops around the UK. There are 63 exhibitors in week one, and a different 63 in week two.

Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier UK showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver. Organised by the Goldsmiths’ Company, it is a celebration of the best established and emerging British goldsmithing and silversmithing talent – a hub of creativity, design innovation and outstanding craftsmanship. Each year, this unique event draws collectors, design lovers and luxury shoppers to the magnificent Goldsmiths’ Hall where they can browse the latest collections from this handpicked selection of craftsmen and women.

For more information on tickets, exhibitors visit


2 – 5 November 2017, 11am - 6pm
Elements 3

Presented by The Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Lyon & Turnbull at Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR.
A Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold will bring more than 50 of the UK’s most talented makers together for a selling fair, jewellery making demonstrations, a series of talks, and an exhibition.

The festival provides the opportunity to meet the makers and find out the story behind each individual item. Alongside the stunning jewellery and silver selling fair, Elements plays host to a number of glittering events, designed to offer something for everyone. From the annual exhibition, to silversmithing demonstrations, in-conversation events, and a children’s craft corner, the Elements events programme offers daily events for all ages.

For more information visit

Overseas Events

27 June – May 2018
New York Silver, Then and Now 
The Museum of the City of New York, USA
This exhibition brings together 24 metalsmiths, artists, and designers with silver owned by the Museum of the City of New York. The new works are paired with the historic examples.

Please follow this link for further details


7 - 10 September 2017
Palaces and Princely projects - a survey of Royal Bavarian Treasures

A special tour in Bavaria, to introduce you to the rich and diverse collections of the Bavarian Palaces.
Led by Dr Max Tillman and Maxine Fox.

Please follow this link for further details

New books

“Silver for Entertaining: the Ickworth Collection” by James Rothwell
One of the most important collections of eighteenth-century silver in Europe is to be found at Ickworth House in Suffolk. James Rothwell, the National Trust's adviser on silver, has undertaken a comprehensive study of the collection and the results are published this lavishly illustrated book. For full details and to order please go to 

“English Silver before the Civil War – The David Little Collection” by Dr Timothy Schroder
“A fascinating new book that uses one man’s collection to examine the social history of domestic silver from the Tudor and Early Stuart eras” Roland Arkell, Antiques Trade Gazette
For full details and to order please go to 

David Constable’s new book “Silver Spoons of Britain 1200 – 1710" was launched in September 2016
It is the history of the silver spoons of England, Scotland and Ireland chronologically by type from 1200 to 1710. There are approximately 2,260 images and 145,000 words, creating a complete reference of early spoons and their makers. Please visit David’s website to order it: There is also a special deal on his first book “The Benson Collection of Early English Spoons”.

“Silver in Georgian Dublin: Making, Selling, Consuming” by Dr Alison Fitzgerald
Published by Routledge and costs £95 from Hodges Figgis in Dublin or on  

Silversmithing Prize

The Silver Society “Best Young Silversmith” award 2017 at “Inspired”
Many congratulations to this year’s prizewinner, Patrick Davison for his seven sided silver chalice and his two boxes of mixed metal. Arthur Drysdale and Jeffrey Lassaline were the judges. Please follow this link for photographs and an article by Arthur.

Silver Menu Holders

A comprehensive article on Silver Menu Holders by Professor Salter


Study Day

Press Release


House of Barnard   by John P. Fallon

Boudoir Labels 1753-1965   by John Salter

Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath: Luxury Retailing 1685-1765 by Vanessa Brett

Art in Industry – the silver of Paul Storr by Christopher Hartop

Designer British Silver – from studios established 1930 – 1985 by John Andrew & Derek Styles