Private antique jewellery handling session with specialist Lucinda Orr: Art in miniature – intaglios and cameos through the ages, followed by refreshment (ticketed event, limited to 8 people)
Mankind has been carving into stone, gems, shells and other materials for seals of authority and for plain adornment for millennia. Whether it is intaglio carving, where the design remains below the surface, or cameo carvings in relief, the depictions can be anything from bust portraits to animals, to shields – the only constraint being if it can fit on the surface! In this handling session, we will explore the different techniques and how across different societies, cameos and intaglios have been used to project power, intellect, and beauty.
Lucinda Orr is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable barrister and antique expert. It is a true pleasure to have herself present in the gallery. The numbers of tickets are extremely limited. First come first served.
18h00-18h15 Tour of Spring Exhibition “Four Ancient Beauties” by Dr. Shanshan Wang
18h15-19h00 Handling session by Lucinda Orr
Lucinda Orr is a Barrister and Partner in a disputes specialist law firm, Enyo Law LLP. Alongside her legal career, Lucinda collects antique coins and jewellery and has been appointed by the Minister for Culture to advise on the fair market value of Treasure finds for England and Wales. Fascinated by jewellery from all eras and regions, she has in recent years been studying and collecting late Qing and early Republic silver necklaces. She looks forward to sharing their beauty and hidden meanings in this discussion and handling session.