'Wonderful Things' - The Schroder Collection of Renaissance Silver - Lecture by Tim Schroder

| Dillington House

When the impatient Lord Carnavon asked Howard Carter what he could see on first looking into the tomb of Tutankhamen he replied ‘wonderful things’, an apt description of the treasures of the Schroder Collection some of which were displayed at the Wallace Collection in London in 2007. The collection of Renaissance silver is one of the most important to remain in private hands. Formed by the Anglo-German Schroder banking family between about 1870 and 1930 it includes outstandingly beautiful and valuable historic objects from England, Germany, Italy and elsewhere, some formerly belonging to princely collections such as the House of Hanover and the renowned Green Vault at Dresden as well as from the great civic hordings such as the massive cup given by the city of Luneberg to the future George I of Britain. Timothy Schroder, the great-grandson of Baron Schroder, is a historian of silver whose career has involved both the commercial and the curatorial sectors; after heading Christie’s silver department he became Curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum. Subsequently he was a director of Partridge Fine Arts and then, as its Curator, set up the Gilbert Collection at Somerset House. Lately as a Consultant Curator at the Victorian and Albert Museum he has advised on the new and stunning permanent displays of Continental and Sacred Silver.

This event is by kind invitation of our sponsors, Messrs Clarke Willmott.

Venue information

Dillington House

Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT

Entry details

We would ask for a minimum donation of 15 for a ticket and where possible to sign a Gift Aid form. Doors open at 4pm for tea and biscuits, lecture 4.30pm, followed by a reception in the house until 7pm
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