Is all that glitters gold?
As you’ll know from my previous posts about days out in London (Can you have a village feel in the heart of London? and Is there anything better than spending time in a City you love?) I love exploring the capital and all that it is has to offer. However, in all this time, I’ve not managed to visit the Victoria and Albert museum (V&A). That was until my most recent visit at the end of November.
As you’ll remember I was in London for afternoon tea at The Dorchester (Would afternoon tea everyday be too indulgent?) but before this I had the chance to make my first visit to the V&A. It was quite a trek to get there through the underground, but once we were inside it was very much worth it. Picking up a map at the entrance we used it to decide what to see. We had about three hours and we certainly weren’t going to be able to look at everything. The silver, metals and jewellery floor was the one that seemed to offer something for everyone. We certainly weren’t disappointed with our choice, there were so many fabulous pieces.
Here are my favourites from the silver and metal objects.
|gates from Kiev Monastery – 1784|
|snuff box a young woman in a blue dress – 1785 ~90|
|snuff box – 1768|
|Fredrick the Great snuff boxes with diamonds – 1765|
|Numberg partridge cup – 1600|
|pudding trowl – 18th century|
|salt cellars – 1778~79|
|Ewer – 1580|
|Crown from Statue of Virgin Mary – 1760|