Title: Worth its Weight: Collecting and Investing in Silver

Speaker: Alice Bleuzen

Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Time: 7pm

Language: English

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In conjunction with Masterpieces of British Silver: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Liang Yi Museum presents Liang Yi Talks: The Spring Silver Series. Running from April to June 2016, this new series of lectures features leading experts and artists in the field of silver.

In 2013, a 10-inch coffee pot made by the Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie 1738, sold for US$7 million at auction. In a world going crazy for modern and contemporary art, could investing in silver antiques be the smarter choice? Alice Bleuzen, Deputy Director of Silver & Vertu at Sotheby's, investigates the diverse forms and styles of British silver from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Drawing on her experience with Sotheby's, Alice also discusses the current market for silver in Britain and Asia, providing valuable insights into contemporary approaches to collecting silver.

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