Goldsmiths’ Hall and the Assay Office, London

Assay Office, London
Rosemary Ransome-Wallis, Curator of the Collections of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths since 1972, gave us a private visit to the splendid Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London, with its collection of antique and contemporary silver and jewellery.  The group also had the rare opportunity to see the working of the ancient Assay Office, housed in the basement of the Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Rosemary Ransome-Wallis is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has acted as Honorary Advisor to such organisations as the Silver Trust for 10 Downing Street, TheVictoria and Albert Museum, and York Minster.  Rosemary has lectured all over the country including the bicentennial Lecture for ‘The Treasures of London’ touring exhibition U.S.A and at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.