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06 November 2019GARRARDS ROYAL GOLDSMITHS, A HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS
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GARRARDS ROYAL GOLDSMITHS, A HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS HELEN CLIFFORD Wednesday 06 November 2019

In the 1950s a pile of old books were found outside Garrards in London. They turned out to be the account books of the business tracing back to their foundation in 1735. The dusty pages of these customer and workmen’s books reveal the evolution of a luxury business that came to serve not only British royalty but also famous and infamous figures from all over Europe. In this lecture we will discover who made the handsome silver dinner services, who bought the fine gold boxes, and how the business developed over time.