Rundell & Bridge 17971830
Koopman/Rare Art on Londons Chancery Lane
June 14July 1, 2005
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An exhibition of Regency silver to benefit The Princes Trust, with loans from major museums and private collections, will include approximately sixty pieces of silver, ormolu, snuffboxes, decorations and jewelry made by Rundell & Bridge, the Royal Goldsmiths who served three monarchsGeorge III, his son the Prince Regent (later George IV), and William IV. According to Christopher Hartop, the guest curator, This exhibition will present a fascinating picture of the period through the silver and jewels made in the workshops of this great firm. It was a successful union of art and industry, combining taste, the latest technology, and designs with the invaluable patronage of the Royal family. An authoritative and lavishly illustrated book, Royal Goldsmiths: The Art of Rundell & Bridge 17971830, by Christopher Hartop with a forward by the Prince of Wales, and essays from Philippa Glanville and Matthew Winterbottom, among others, will be published to coincide with the exhibition.