PRIDE OF SCOTLAND | A Story of Scotland's unique silver and silversmithing with Ben Staunton

Tuesday 7 Jun 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The story of Scottish silver is one tied closely to the Scottish identity. From numerous small provincial Scottish outposts that ignored the mandate to send silver into to official assay offices of Edinburgh and Glasgow, to the rejection of some of the more over the top English fashions for a more austere and simple form, Scottish silver speaks of national pride, conservative religion and a unique heritage. Join Ben Staunton as he looks at with a particular focus on Scottish silver of the 18th and 19th centuries.

BEN STAUNTON has been collecting and dealing in antique silver since his high school years. He has a particular focus on Australian Colonial and Provincial silver. He has written and spoken on a range of silver topics and currently serves on the Committee of the Silver Society of Australia. 

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