The Superb Silver in Austen's England

Antique Silver gives us a window into the society of their original owners with silversmiths making both practical and decorative pieces. Explore the enticing silver of Jane Austen’s time (1775 – 1817) including beautifully engraved patch-boxes, shaped and decorated snuff boxes designed to fit in the pockets of those smart tight Regency gentlemen’s breeches, and little vinaigrettes, to overcome the smells of the street. A status item was a personal silver nutmeg grater. You will also be introduced to some of the Huguenot silversmiths, including Louisa Courtauld and her wonderful tea set. Recent research into the silver on display at Jane Austen's House in Chawton, UK will be presented.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Regency society of Jane Austen's novels
  • Silver connected to the Austen family
  • Social context of silver of this period
  • A selection of Regency silver items and their story
  • Louisa Courtauld (1729–1807) and her family as Silversmiths
$39 Limited

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01 Aug

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