Metalwork2

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by Glorie
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Arts & Music
Subject:
Museums and Galleries

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Metalwork2

A detail of a cast iron column before restoration

A cluster of cast iron columns after conservation

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Metalwork

Silver

Room 70a is the entrance to the Silver Galleries which begin in Room 65. At the centre of this room is an electrotype copy by Elkington & Co. of a silver-gilt leopard created originally in 1600. The original is now at the Kremlin in Moscow. Charles 1 sold it with other silver items to the Tsar of Russia in 1627. This copy was made by Elkington in 1884.

Room 70: Early silver. Silver and gold from the late 15th to the 19th centuries from Britain, Continental Europe and India make up the collection, which includes objects ranging from teaspoons to monastery gates. Room 70 houses the Early Silver collection.

Room 71: Huguenot, Regency and Virtuoso silver. Silver and gold from the late 15th to the 19th centuries from Britain, Continental Europe and India make up the collection, which includes objects ranging from teaspoons to monastery gates. English 18th-century silver accounts for about a third of the collection.

Rooms 83-84: Sacred Silver & Stained GlassSacred SilverThe richness or simplicity of the vessels used in Christian worship displayed here reflect the different theologies behind them. At various stages of church history, special kinds of church silver have been made in response to other concerns and beliefs: reliquaries for the venerated remains of saints, crosses for processions, alms dishes for the collection of gifts for the poor. This diversity reflects the complex history of the church and the living faith of its members.Stained GlassThe stained and painted glass in this room illustrates the art of the glazier and glass painter from about 1140 to the present day. Many of the earlier panels are fragments of larger compositions. They were removed from their original locations by restorers, or rescued when the buildings were demolished.

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The culmination of the restoration project can now be seen in the Ironwork gallery. The results are a remarkable achievement. The screen can now be seen with all the stunning effect of the reinstated colours and the subtlety of the stencil work. All faithfully followed from the original. The screen is now sound, solid and so much better understood from an art historical and technical viewpoint. The fact that this gleaming masterpiece was originally made in four months by the firm of Francis Skidmore seems impossible and therefore wonderful.


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