You like fine artefacts?
You want to know more about British Silver?
You like antique and modern pieces?
Don’t miss Masterpieces of British Silver: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum, at the Liang Yi Museum until August 18th 2016.
Coffee-pot or hot-water jug. London, Paul de Lamerie, 1743–44. Silver and wood, height 35.6cm
Box. Michael Rowe, London, 1978. Silver and gold, 22 x 33cm, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Breakfast Bouquet, Juliane Schloss, Germany, 2010, Silver and Stainless Steel, V and A
With 46 pieces from the V and A, among which some taken from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, and 15 pieces from the Fung Collection, that exhibition displays beautiful pieces from the 18th to the 21 st century.
From Soup tureens to cabaret pieces, from vases, sculptures, platters and knives to tropheys, that exhibition shows the extreme power and sensibility of silver and steel.
From luxury stands to ritual objects:
“By 1600 owning a collection of magnificent artworks was a princely obligation. One of the richest displays in the gallery features wonders of the natural world – fossils, minerals, shells, animal horns – encapsulated in elaborate silver mounts to create a colourful, exotic treasury. These were not simply display items: drinking from coconut shells was believed to offer a powerful aphrodisiac, while serpentine and rhinoceros horn warded against poison…
At the Victoria and Albert Museum, in the European section of the Silver galleries, over 1400 objects from Britain and the world reflect key social issues and developments in the craft during a period of massive expansion. Thematic displays in the galleries are devoted to the changing uses of silver in the home, technological innovation, manufacturing and new markets, international exhibitions and the battles of the styles.”http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-vanda-silver-collections/
To learn more on technical aspects: Techniques of Decoration on Arms and Armor http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dect/hd_dect.htm
Reunion II, Ja-Kyung Shin, Germany Nuremberg, 2010, Electroplated silver, V and A
Liang Yi Museum
Until August 18, 2016
Opening Hours : Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays.
Admission Fee : HK$200 includes a guided tour, HK$300 includes a guided tour and exhibition catalogue. Appointments are required. Wednesdays are open free of charge to full-time students with prior arrangement.