My latest newsletter for December can be found at this link.
My recent selling Exhibition has finished. Thank you to all those who came and made it such a successful and enjoyable event. Some fine pieces have sadly departed the Collection! Photos below of the Exhibition itself.
I am delighted to announced that The Peartree Collection will be holding a “pop-up” selling exhibition 14-17th October to coincide with Frieze Masters and BADA week. The exhibition will be held in Mayfair, London. Please contact me for an invitation.
I have just listed a rare early flagon by William Henry Creswick and written up a short biography on him. William Henry was part of the remarkable Creswick family of sculptors and metalworkers that embraced his father, Benjamin, one of the leading Victorian sculptors, through to his sister-in-law Nora, the famous Edinburgh arts and crafts silversmith. See this link
I have been invited by the Victorian Society to speak on arts and crafts silver. My lecture “Victorian arts and crafts silver: Innovation and influence” will be similar to the one I gave to the Silver Society a few months ago that is hosted on my website. This new lecture will, however, give particular focus to the Victorian period and include my thoughts on Christopher Dresser’s contribution to this early metalwork. If you wish to see the lecture, full details can be found at this link. It is on Tuesday 18th May at 7.00pm. There is a small fee to view the lecture that goes wholly to the Society to fund its activities.