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Ann Eatwell

Author: Ann Eatwell (The Padgett and Braham Curator)
The V&A has the largest collection of metal casting models for silver sculpture in the world. Over the last year these models have been giving up their secrets to staff researching their manufacture and design.Staff examining metal patterns for “High Life”, originally modelled by Louis Victor Fréret in c.1860. © Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonThere has never been a better...
Author: Ann Eatwell (Padgett and Braham Curator.)
Powder Puff Bowl and cover, pierced and engraved silver, designed and made by Fiona McAlear, London hallmarks for 2012. © Fiona McAlearOpening our archive to young designers and makers is an important activity for the V&A. The display Inspirations from the Archive now showing in gallery 68 until June 30th 2013 reveals the results of a fruitful collaboration with some young silversmiths....