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June 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 26, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, At the Sign of the Tea-pot, Tankard, and Ear-ring.” When Charles Oliver Bruff, a goldsmith...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jun 2019

Lucas de Heere’s Wives and Daughters

In the mid-1560s, artist and writer Lucas de Heere moved to London from Ghent in the Low Countries.  In his time in England, he produced works for leading figures at court while working with and teaching aspiring painters.  After having...
From: Middling Culture on 20 Jun 2019

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 6, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, AT the Sign of the Gold Cup.” Like many other eighteenth-century advertisers, John Andrew noted the proximity...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2019

April 25

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 24, 1769). “CHOICE CHOCOLATE … Cocoa manufactured for Gentlemen in the best Manner.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2019

Conference Report: Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First Century Politics, 16th May 2018

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend an evening workshop at the Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle. The goal of the session was to explore what early-modern thinkers had to say on the themes of popular mobilisation, toleration, environmentalism...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 29 May 2018

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 4, 1768).“They intend carrying on their business in all its branches, as they have brought proper tools for that purpose.” According to an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2018

Marcus WatkinsonThis is a silver gilt communion cup and paten...

Marcus WatkinsonThis is a silver gilt communion cup and paten cover. It was made in 1575 for Holy Trinity Church by John Jones, one of the wealthiest and most prominent goldsmiths in early modern Exeter. Although only about 2,000 communion cups from this...

The Art of Metals

Fig. 1: Antonio Neri, "Ars Preparatio Metallor[um]" in Tesoro del Mondo, f. 8r. Recently we examined another of a set of four illustrations drawn by priest Antonio Neri in a manuscript started in 1598.[1] They show various "arts" being practiced...
From: Conciatore on 13 Sep 2017

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 7, 1767).“If any such Piece should break, he will mend the same Gratis.” For many eighteenth-century artisans, making...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2017

The Material of All Enamels

Léonard Limosin, Allegory of Catherine de' Medici as Juno, French, 1573, Polychrome enamel  on copper and silver. In L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's recipe book on glassmaking, he devotes the sixth chapter to making enamel. For Neri,...
From: Conciatore on 19 Jun 2017

April 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (April 27, 1767).“I will work for the following prices.” Charles Oliver Bruff, “Gold-smith and Jeweler,” was in a price war with “three...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2017

The Art of Metals

Fig. 1: Antonio Neri, "Ars Preparatio Metallor[um]" in Tesoro del Mondo, f. 8r.(click to enlarge) Recently we examined another of a set of four illustrations drawn by priest Antonio Neri in a manuscript started in 1598.[1] They show various "arts"...
From: Conciatore on 23 Sep 2016

The Material of All Enamels

Léonard Limosin, Allegory of Catherine de' Medici as Juno, French, 1573, Polychrome enamel  on copper and silver. In L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's recipe book on glassmaking, he devotes the sixth chapter to making enamel. For Neri,...
From: Conciatore on 1 Jul 2016

May 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Gazette (May 5, 1766).“BEST neat Shoe & Knee Chapes.” What were shoe and knee chapes? Colonial readers would have instantly recognized shoe and knee chapes as buckles....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 May 2016

'An Elegy, On the Glory of her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize' - Oliver Goldsmith

‘She strove the neighborhood to please With manners wondrous winning; And never follow'd wicked ways-- Unless when she was sinning.’‘An Elegy, On the Glory of her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize’ Oliver Goldsmith (1748) Oliver Goldsmith...

PhD: Surviving the Viva and Some Reflections

An academic once warned me that doing a PhD was a 'dark night of the soul'. I laughed at the time at what seemed like a bit of a melodramatic statement, but they were absolutely right. After seven years of continuous study (BA, MRes and PhD), I would...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 27 Dec 2015

The Art of Metals

Fig. 1: Antonio Neri, "Ars Preparatio Metallor[um]" in Tesoro del Mondo, f. 8r.(click to enlarge) Recently we examined another of a set of four illustrations drawn by priest Antonio Neri in a manuscript started in 1598.[1] They show various "arts"...
From: Conciatore on 30 Sep 2015

The Material of All Enamels

Léonard Limosin, Allegory of Catherine de' Medici as Juno, French, 1573, Polychrome enamel  on copper and silver. In L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's recipe book on glassmaking, he devotes the sixth chapter to making enamel. For Neri,...
From: Conciatore on 10 Jul 2015

The Noble Fool – jewellery design inspired by Touchstone

A guest blog by Jane Nead who has spent hours working in our Reading Room and who has taken inspiration from our collections for her jewellery designs.  The Noble Fool Statue at the top of Henley Street  “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Feb 2015

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