Special event Past event Monday, 18 June 2018

Touching Silver

Part of Refugee Week 2018

  • Art Studio SC, South Kensington

  • Free event

    Booking is essential.

Past Event

Join Deputy Keeper Tessa Murdoch for this unique opportunity to handle domestic Huguenot silver. Take a closer look at silver salts, snuff boxes, spice boxes and tea caddies made by the families of refugee craftsmen and women who fled persecution of their faith in France under Louis XIV in the late 17th century.

Image: A silver-gilt snuff box engraved with mythological and fancy subjects by Simon Gribelin, around 1700. ©V&A