BookAt centre stage in this volume is the Royal Clock Salt, an exceptional national treasure from the courtly culture of the Renaissance. Most probably made in Paris around 1530 by Pierre Mangot, the royal goldsmith to Francis I, the Clock Salt is somewhere between a jewel and a table ornament....
Schroder, Timothy ; Thornton, Dora
BookIn 1898, Baron Ferdinand Rothschild bequeathed to the British Museum the contents from the New Smoking Room at his home at Waddesdon Manor, a collection of nearly 300 objects to be known as the Waddesdon Bequest. The Bequest contains some of the most beautiful examples of medieval and Renaissance craftsmanship,...
Shirley, Pippa ; Thornton, Dora
Book chapterThis volume is a catalogue with accompanying essays for the exhibition "Sold! The Great British Antiques Story" held at the Bowes Museum from 26th January - 5th May 2019. My contribution to this volume is an essay exploring one aspect of the relationship between the British Museum and antiques dealers....
Jenkins, Adrian ; Jellinek, Dominic ; Gough, Georgina ; Coutts, Howard ; Conroy, Rachel …
Journal articleFocusing on Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogue of ‘Miscellanies’, now in the British Museum, this paper asks firstly how Sloane described objects and secondly whether the original contents of the cabinets can be reconstructed from his catalogue. Drawing on a sustained, digitally augmented analysis – the first of its kind –...
Sloan, Kim ; Nyhan, Julianne
BookProceedings of a 2002 British Museum conference on Sir Aurel Stein