The Westminster Treasure. History in Silver 1713 - 2013
Thursday 7th February, 2013 - Sunday 28th April, 2013
Price: Admission Free
The Wallace Collection will be displaying a unique set of silver inscribed boxes belonging to the Past Overseers’ Society, Westminster. The collection began in 1713 and, as ever larger cases were commissioned to hold the previous case, they were each covered with etchings of historical events, royal engagements and portraits. The silver is beautiful and the inscriptions are fascinating, intriguing and compelling. Come to the Porphyry Court to see three hundred years of idiosyncratic history continuing up to 2012 with the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.
The First Oval Case The First Oval Case 1749-83