Linton Antiques Society March meeting

On 9 March at 8.00pm at Linton Memorial Hall, you will get a privileged look inside the magnificent Livery Halls of the twelve longest-established and senior of the 110 London merchant guilds and explore their treasures with art historian and Liverywoman, Fenella Billington. She will trace the history of the guilds from their medieval beginnings through to the position of power and influence that they still hold today.

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English Romantic Modernism at the LAS

On 12 January 2017at 8.00pm, author and art historian Suzanne Fagence Cooper looks at the work of two major 20th century British artists ─ John Piper, particularly noted for his dramatic pictures of historic buildings, and Eric Ravilious, a brilliant watercolourist, print-maker and designer ─ and its potent influence on a range of young contemporary artists, some of whom are Yorkshire-based.

Entrance to this talk at Linton Memorial Hall is £5.00 but is free to Society members.

To join, contact Mrs Barbara Hepburn on 01937 582243 or download the form on the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk – or you can join on the night.

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Jan 2017 leaflet

Linton Antique Society

LAS invites you to the first meeting of the new season.

whitby_jetJet is one of Britain’s only two native gemstones and is particularly associated with Whitby. At Linton Memorial Hall on 13 October 2016 at 7.30pm, jeweller Rebecca Tucker from The Original Whitby Jet Shop traces its long history and its fluctuations in popularity from Roman times through to the present day. She gives a fascinating insight into the everyday life of the workers who crafted it and the social etiquette of the ladies who wore jet jewellery.

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Georgian society and 18th century York at the Linton Antique Society

Fairfax House

Fairfax House, York

The final talk in Linton Antique Society’s 2015/16 season explores life in Georgian York, which was the social centre for polite society in the North of England. York’s winter ‘season’ and its races provided an alternative to London’s attractions, especially in view of the dangers and discomforts of travelling 200 miles to the capital at that period. Julia Mander from Fairfax House, refurbished by John Carr to become the base of Viscount Fairfax for his family’s sojourns in York, will trace the story of the rise and fall of Georgian York on 14 April at 7.30pm at Linton Memorial Hall.

Entrance is free to Society members but non-members are also welcome: entrance is £5.00 on the door. Contact Mrs Barbara Hepburn on 01937 582243 to join, or download the form on the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk

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A formidable Frenchwoman at the Linton Antique Society – Linton Antique Society March 2016

The illegitimate daughter of a financier exiled for fraud, the mistress of King Louis XV for 21 years, which gave her huge political influence, Madame de Pompadour spent fortunes on the decorative arts and was responsible for the development of the porcelain manufactory at Sèvres, which became one of the most famous in Europe. On 10th March at 8.00pm at Linton Memorial Hall, Nicholas Merchant will tell the fascinating story of this remarkable woman and her legacy.

The guest speaker at the Society’s Annual Lunch on 17 March at Wetherby Golf Club is TV antiques expert James Lewis, who regularly appears on Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip. Open to all, the event costs £25.

Further details on www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk or by phoning 01937 589020.

Next Meeting and AGM: 14 April, 7.30pm. The Rise and Fall of Georgian York with Julia Mander. Note change of speaker.

A copy of the press release may be downloaded here.

Fakes and Forgeries at the Linton Antique Society – February 2016

A constant problem for antique dealers and auctioneers is how to determine whether the goods they sell are authentic. Robert Soper, in his 30 years in the antiques trade, often dealt with such issues and the identification of items that were ‘not quite right’. A specialist in Chinese Porcelain and Early English watercolours, his talk at Linton Memorial Hall on Thursday 11 February at 8.00pm will cover Chinese monochromes, false marks on porcelain, verifying watercolours and the problem of furniture, where faking takes place on an industrial scale. He will also reminisce about the Harrogate forger Gordon Wright.

Entrance is free to Society members but non-members are also welcome: entrance is £5.00 on the door.

Contact Mrs Barbara Hepburn on 01937 582243 to join or download the form on the Society’s website: www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk.

Next talk: 10 March 2016, 8.00pm: Madame de Pompadour and Sèvres Porcelain with Nicolas Merchant.

A copy of the press release may be downloaded here.