South West Area National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies
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DateSpecial
30/10/2014SW AREA SPECIAL INTEREST DAY Jewellery from Elizabeth 1st to Elizabeth Taylor TIVERTON HOTEL EX16 4DB
06/10/2014BODMIN DFAS The Paintings conservation roadshow
08/07/2014NEROCHE DFAS Discovering Art Deco
29/06/2014SOUTH WEST NADFAS AREA VISIT to Derbyshire. Six Days and Five nights for £495
19/06/2014TEIGNBRIDGE DFAS 'A nearly summer solstice celebration' POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM - THEIR LIFE AND DEATH
09/05/2014AXMINSTER HERITAGE Carpet symposium (Non-Nadfas event)
03/04/2014SOUTH WEST AREA SPECIAL INTEREST DAY Treasures of Spanish Art NOW FULLY BOOKED
17/03/2014Exe DFAS Cornish Art
14/03/2014West Somerset DFAS Indian Architecture : Hindu, Buddhist, Moghul and the Raj
13/03/2014Liskeard DFAS Queen Victoria and Prince Albert - Patrons of the Arts

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SW AREA SPECIAL INTEREST DAY
Jewellery from Elizabeth 1st to Elizabeth Taylor
TIVERTON HOTEL EX16 4DB

JOHN BENJAMIN
30/10/2014 John Benjamin was with Phillips Auctioneers for 23 years, latterly as International Director of Jewellery. Since 1999 he has been an independent Jewellery Consultant. He lectures, writes and broadcasts (including BBC Antiques Roadshow). Admitted to Goldsmiths' Company in 2000. Author of Starting to collect Antique Jewellery and co-author with Paul Atterbury The Jewellery and Silver of H.G. Murphy. Four hundred years of international jewellery design, examining the changing styles from the pomp of High Renaissance enamelled gold work to the glamour of Harry Winston diamonds. This presentation covers many of the key elements of manufacture, including the progress of diamond cutting, Neo-classicism and Romanticism, 19th Century Archaeological and Renaissance Revivalism, the impact of diamond mining in South Africa, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco, Post War Modernism and designs of the future.

Other important areas covered include Cartier and the introduction of platinum jewellery as a statement of style and the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor.
The day of special interest will comprise three sessions.
Two lectures in the morning and in the afternoon session,
there will be an 'Antiques Roadshow' type assessment and valuation of members pieces of jewellery. The number of items that can be assessed is limited and the chance to have your piece examined will be given to the first 50 people to apply.


Applications are now closed (22.10.2014)

Suggested reading : Starting to collect Antique Jewellery by John Benjamin - from £10.59 (Amazon)