Lecture Programme 2020
A Box Full of Buttons: The Life and Work of Frederick James Partridge (1877-1945)
Thomas was visiting The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham when he spotted a beautiful carved horn haircomb decorated with moonstones and enamel in the Art Nouveau style. He immediately thought it was by a Parisian master, such as René Lalique or Lucien Gaillard. Thomas was therefore shocked to read the name on the label, ‘Frederick Partridge (1877-1945)’. His interest was piqued – who was Frederick Partridge and how did this boy from Barnstaple come to create such a piece? It is a story right at the heart of the Arts and Crafts movement, taking us from Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds to Branscombe in Devon and Ditchling in Sussex.
AGM followed by
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant - Michael Kappor
Stephen will talk about the influence of technology and the internet in a modern auction house and how it is transforming the reach of smaller auction houses to a worldwide audience…….. and all of the advantages and disadvantages that technology brings. His talk will include some updates on the current state of the jewellery market.