Roll up. Roll up! A hot new exhibition has just hit town and we really think you should pay it a visit. In the meantime however, Adorn London was lucky enough to be present at the opening last week of Gold: Power and Allure – 4500 years of golden treasures from across Britain and we grabbed a few early shots for our avid readers.
Showcasing more than 400 gold items ranging in date from as early as 2500 BC to the present day, the Goldsmiths’ Company exhibition is housed at London’s stunning Goldsmiths’ Hall and sponsored by the World Gold Council. Although packed with golden artifacts including royal dining sets and a clockwork mouse which belonged to a Rothschild, what really grabbed out attention was the gorgeous jewellery. This ranged across centuries from the Anglo Saxon Canterbury pendant set with garnets and comprising no fewer than 830 pieces to contemporary artworks (shown above): The Pleiades collar by Wright and Teague designed to symbolise Power, and Polly Gaston’s Wreath – the embodiment of Allure.
Gold: Power and Allure is at Goldsmiths’ Hall until July 28. Admission is free.