Fakes and Forgeries


13 June, 2016
£85 per person.
Book for this popular seminar with Alastair Dickenson and Susan Rumfitt from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow as they share their knowledge in differentiating between a genuine piece and a counterfeit.


This popular seminar invites two guest speakers, Alastair Dickenson and Susan Rumfitt, both experts in their fields of antique silver and jewellery and regular advisors on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, to share their knowledge and explain what differentiates between a genuine piece from a counterfeit.

Our Deputy Warden, Dr Robert Organ will also be giving a talk on Hallmarking, the law and the Goldsmiths’ Company’s involvement in fakes and forgeries.

Susan Rumfitt, an expert in antique jewellery is giving a talk entitled  'Faking It - A Desire To Deceive'  - She will be explaining how gems and jewels have been imitated and faked from the time of the Cheapside Hoard to the present day and how this effects our jewellery market today.

Alastair Dickenson, an expert in antique silver will be giving a talk entitled ‘Silver Guilt’ in which he will examine the different types of fake silver encountered on the open market and how and why they were made. He will be showing slides demonstrating some of the most brilliant deceptions ever created from the early 18th century right up to modern times.

Held at the historic Goldsmiths’ Hall, the day will be an enjoyable and informative series of talks followed by a hands-on session where participants will be able to handle a selection of spurious objects under the guidance of our experts.

To book your place contact Jemima or Alison on 020 7606 8971 or email: events@assayofficelondon.co.uk

Don't miss your opportunity to take part in this informative and enjoyable day!

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