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Pearls and Unicorns. Myth and Magic. A talk by Geoffrey Munn OBE MVO

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Chapel, Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane

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N6 6PJ

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Geoffrey Munn OBE MVO, known to millions through his appearances on The Antiques Roadshow, talks about the dark side of jewellery.

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Geoffrey Munn will be known to anyone who has watched The Antiques Roadshow on BBC1 as, since joining in 1985, he is now the longest-running jewellery expert on the team.

A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Geoffrey Munn spent 46 years at Wartski, jewellers to the Queen, and was the firm’s managing director for 37 years until his departure in 2018. Of particular interest to followers of the cemetery is his expertise in the drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. As a writer he has had five books on jewellery published, including Artist’s Jewellery; Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts with Charlotte Gere. He is an expert on Fabergé, whom he considers the greatest jeweller of the 20th Century.

The ‘Dark Side of Jewellery’ is, of course, funerary jewellery, which played such a big part in the Victorians’ social attitude to death, funerals and mourning.

Talk starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 7.00pm. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Tickets include a glass of wine.

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