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Gold: Power and Allure Gallery

GOLD: Power and Allure, on display from June 1 to July 28, 2012, is the most comprehensive and ambitious exhibition ever staged at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

It powerfully tells the rich and previously untold story of Britain and its relationship with gold, demonstrating the country’s unique golden heritage. Here you can view just a few of the 400 or so gold items that will be on display…

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PreviousNext Green gold vase by William Lee, 2011. © Private Collection. The exhibition offers the unique opportunity to assess how goldsmiths working from the Second World War to the present have approached this special metal. The status and cost of gold means that our most celebrated and experienced goldsmiths have engaged with it. Look at the golden goblets and boxes of Gerald Benney to the laser cut breadbasket of Grant Macdonald, from the Downing Street Collection. The hand-raised forms of Hiroshi Suzuki sit next to the pioneering 23.9 carat micro alloy and laser welded jug made by Martyn Pugh in 2011. Techniques used from the Bronze Age combine with the latest technology to create treasures truly for our time. 10 of 10

 

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