Senior Curator of the Medieval and Early-Modern Collections at the Museum of London, Hazel Forsyth, will be addressing the audience during this virtual event
March 4, 2021: If ancient, vintage jewels always fascinated the historian in you, then Fellow’s upcoming event will certainly enchant you.
Over 100-years ago, in 1912, a cache of magnificent jewels was discovered on a building side in Cheapside, London. The objects are evocative reminders of London’s past, which had been undisturbed for 300 years. The hoard was discovered during a demolition of a 17th century timber-framed building in Cheapside near St Paul’s Cathedral.
The talk at Fellows will divulge how The Cheapside Hoard gives the perfect insight into the Elizabethan and early Stuart jewellers’ trade, life, and fashion in London. Hazel Forsyth, the Senior Curator of the Medieval and Early-Modern Collections at the Museum of London, will be enlightening the audience with some facts and opinions. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Freeman of the City of London; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths' and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers.
Alexandra Whittaker, PR & Communications Manager at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “I’m very much looking forward this event. It is perfect for our audience as it will detail the phenomenal story behind London’s lost jewels. Following the success of our talk on the jewellery of Henry VIII’s wives, I know that there is a lot of interest in jewellery of this era. Now, more than ever, we could all do with escapism from the current climate. What could better for that than an hour or so of learning about an intriguing part of the UK’s jewellery history.”
Ms. Forsyth has worked on numerous exhibitions in this country and abroad and has published widely on a range of subjects including: London’s Lost Jewels: The Cheapside Hoard (2013) and Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Surviving the Great Fire of London (2016).
In the last year, Fellows has hosted many fascinating talks via Zoom with historians, jewellers, and horologists. These events have covered topics such as the Jewellery of Henry VIII’s Wives, Watches For War, and Forensic Jewellery.
Tickets and more information on the event are available via the Fellows website.