Gold, partner of the sacred
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 @ 01:42
Abigail Willis reviews the Goldsmiths'
exhibition of more than 400 objects
DIAMONDS may be the precious commodity on most people's minds in
this Jubilee year, but gold takes centre stage in an ambitious
exhibition at the Goldsmiths' Hall to celebrate 4500 years of
British gold. And while Portia's suitors were warned that "all that
glisters is not gold," it is very much the real McCoy at Foster
Lane: a dazzling display of more than 400 golden objects from
unrefined nugget of pure Cornish gold to William Beckford's golden
teapot and some glittering prizes ...
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