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In the bustling streets of medieval Europe, a goldsmith diligently hammers away at his workbench

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Oliver Goldsmith, James Boswell, and Samuel Johnson at the Mitre Tavern in London

Oliver Goldsmith, James Boswell, and Samuel Johnson at the Mitre Tavern in London. Color engraving, 19th century
MITRE TAVERN: S. JOHNSON. Oliver Goldsmith, James Boswell, and Samuel Johnson at the Mitre Tavern in London. Color engraving, 19th century

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Johannes Gutenberg, German goldsmith and printer

Johannes Gutenberg, German goldsmith and printer
Johannes Gutenberg (Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg), German goldsmith and printer. He invented mechanical movable type and thereby began a revolution in book printing

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: St Dunstan and the devil, 1826

St Dunstan and the devil, 1826. Born in Glastonbury, Somerset, St Dunstan (c925-988) became Archbishop of Canterbury in 961

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Leaders of the British Red Cross Society at Devonshire House

Leaders of the British Red Cross Society at Devonshire House in August 1914. From left to right, Georgina, Countess of Dudley, Queen Amelie of Portugal, Mrs, Goldsmith, Lady Gifford, Mrs

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Goldsmith / Brick Court

Goldsmith / Brick Court
OLIVER GOLDSMITH 2 Brick Court, Middle Temple, where the Irish writer died Date: 1730 - 1774

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Silver jewellery parts and work tools are seen in the workshop of goldsmith Gavriel

Silver jewellery parts and work tools are seen in the workshop of goldsmith Gavriel Touboul in Jerusalem January 17, 2018. Picture taken January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: The Statue of Sir Hugh Myddelton at Islington-green, sculptured by the late John Thomas, 1862

The Statue of Sir Hugh Myddelton at Islington-green, sculptured by the late John Thomas, 1862. Creator: Mason Jackson
The Statue of Sir Hugh Myddelton at Islington-green [in London], sculptured by the late John Thomas, 1862....a fine public monument...to the memory of the great engineer, who

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Goldsmith workshop. Low relief exhibited in the Augustan Exposition of 1937-1938 in Rome

Goldsmith workshop. Low relief exhibited in the Augustan Exposition of 1937-1938 in Rome and conserved in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples Rome Mostra Augustea Low Relief

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Rear side of the altar of the Basilica of S. Ambrogio, Milan

Rear side of the altar of the Basilica of S. Ambrogio, Milan. On the sides are stories of the life of St. Ambrose. In the medallions is St

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Saint Eloi (v.588-660) goldsmithing and tresorier of the king of the Franks Dagobert 1st

Saint Eloi (v.588-660) goldsmithing and tresorier of the king of the Franks Dagobert 1st
PCT4264783 Saint Eloi (v.588-660) goldsmithing and tresorier of the king of the Franks Dagobert 1st, then eveque of Noyon from 641 to his death

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: A Goldsmith Melting Down a Woman's Jewellery in the Presence of a Notary: The Alchemist, c

A Goldsmith Melting Down a Woman's Jewellery in the Presence of a Notary: The Alchemist, c. 1668-70 (oil on canvas)
7443783 A Goldsmith Melting Down a Woman's Jewellery in the Presence of a Notary: The Alchemist, c. 1668-70 (oil on canvas) by Steen, Jan Havicksz

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Goldsmith

Goldsmith
3782188 Goldsmith; (add.info.: Goldsmith by Jost Amman, from the Book of Trades / Das Standebuch (Panoplia omnium illiberalium mechanicarum...)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Thurrock RM17 6 Map

Thurrock RM17 6 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Thurrock RM17 6

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: #36283029

#36283029

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: A piece of silver is melted at the Villa Imperial de Potosi jewellery in La Paz

A piece of silver is melted at the Villa Imperial de Potosi jewellery in La Paz
A piece of silver is melted at the " Villa Imperial de Potosi" jewellery in La Paz, Bolivia January 16, 2018. Picture taken in January 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Mercado

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: A piece of silver is melted to make a ring in Soledad Borels workshop in San Jose

A piece of silver is melted to make a ring in Soledad Borels workshop in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Gold jewelry glows red hot as it is smelted down in a crucible at Dvir & Stoler Refining

Gold jewelry glows red hot as it is smelted down in a crucible at Dvir & Stoler Refining
Gold jewelry glow red hot as it is smelted down in a crucible at Dvir & Stoler Refining in New York March 25, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS FASHION IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Pieces of used silver collected by goldsmith Gavriel Touboul is seen ahead of their

Pieces of used silver collected by goldsmith Gavriel Touboul is seen ahead of their melting into an ingot, in his workshop in Jerusalem January 17, 2018. Picture taken January 17, 2018

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: A piece of silver jewellery is seen during preparation in the workshop of goldsmith

A piece of silver jewellery is seen during preparation in the workshop of goldsmith Gavriel Touboul in Jerusalem January 17, 2018. Picture taken January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: A worktable is seen at the Villa Imperial de Potosi jewellers workshop in La Paz

A worktable is seen at the Villa Imperial de Potosi jewellers workshop in La Paz
A worktable is seen at the " Villa Imperial de Potosi" jewellers workshop in La Paz, Bolivia January 16, 2018. Picture taken in January 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Mercado

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: A goldsmith makes bracelets in Ahlatci Metal Refinery in the central Anatolian city of

A goldsmith makes bracelets in Ahlatci Metal Refinery in the central Anatolian city of Corum, Turkey, May 11, 2017. Picture taken May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Portsmouth Goldsmith Avenue early 1900s

Portsmouth Goldsmith Avenue early 1900s

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Elizabeth Yates (nee Brunton), actress, as Miss Hardcastle

Elizabeth Yates (nee Brunton), actress, as Miss Hardcastle
Elizabeth Yates (nee Brunton, 1799-1860), English actress, as Miss Hardcastle in Goldsmith's play, She Stoops to Conquer Date: circa 1818

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Incense burner (Sahumador). Silver. 19th century. Argentina

Incense burner (Sahumador). Silver. 19th century. Argentina. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: VICAR WAKEFIELD/RACKHAM

VICAR WAKEFIELD/RACKHAM
Bill sings the Elegy on the death of a mad dog, accompanied by the guitar. Date: First published: 1766

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Tea canister, 1768-1769 (silver)

Tea canister, 1768-1769 (silver)
7394049 Tea canister, 1768-1769 (silver) by British School, (18th Century); Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK; (add.info.: Associated person(s)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: The Goldsmith, 1655 (Etching)

The Goldsmith, 1655 (Etching)
7393373 The Goldsmith, 1655 (Etching) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); 7, 7 x 5, 7 cm; Fondation Glenat, Grenoble, France; © Fonds Glenat

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: The bust of Benvenuto Cellini by Raffaello Romanelli on the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy

The bust of Benvenuto Cellini by Raffaello Romanelli on the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy
7128777 The bust of Benvenuto Cellini by Raffaello Romanelli on the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy by Romanelli, Raffaello (1856-1928); (add.info)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Self Portrait (plaster)

Self Portrait (plaster)
XAM198139 Self Portrait (plaster) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria; Ali Meyer

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Cellini being visited by king Francis I (litho)

Cellini being visited by king Francis I (litho)
3091471 Cellini being visited by king Francis I (litho) by Tennant, C. Dudley (1867-1952); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cellini being visited by king Francis I)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Royal adoration of Cellinis work, illustration from'Cassell's Romance of Famous Lives, c

Royal adoration of Cellinis work, illustration from'Cassell's Romance of Famous Lives, c. 1940 (litho)
3037727 Royal adoration of Cellinis work, illustration from'Cassell's Romance of Famous Lives, c.1940 (litho) by Tennant, C

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Francis I visiting Benvenuto Cellini in his workshop (litho)

Francis I visiting Benvenuto Cellini in his workshop (litho)
STC335849 Francis I visiting Benvenuto Cellini in his workshop (litho) by Tennant, C. Dudley (1867-1952); Private Collection; (add.info.: Francis I (1494-1547)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: The Vicar of Wakefield reconciling his wife to Olivia, after the painting by Gilbert Stuart Newton

The Vicar of Wakefield reconciling his wife to Olivia, after the painting by Gilbert Stuart Newton
709476 The Vicar of Wakefield reconciling his wife to Olivia, after the painting by Gilbert Stuart Newton. From Histoire des Peintres, Ecole Anglaise, published 1867 (litho) by French School

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Studies of the Head of Abraham Grapheus, c. 1620-1621 (oil on paper, mounted on panel)

Studies of the Head of Abraham Grapheus, c. 1620-1621 (oil on paper, mounted on panel)
7332541 Studies of the Head of Abraham Grapheus, c.1620-1621 (oil on paper, mounted on panel) by Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678); Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium; (add.info.: Jacques Jordaens)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Benvenuto Cellini, 3. November 1500, 13. February 1571

Benvenuto Cellini, 3. November 1500, 13. February 1571
7279198 Benvenuto Cellini, 3. November 1500, 13. February 1571 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Benvenuto Cellini, 3. November 1500, 13)

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Statue of the Italian goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Statue of the Italian goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe
7277587 Statue of the Italian goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe by Romanelli, Raffaello (1856-1928); Florence

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: The French enamailleur Eugene Feuillatre (1870-1916) Painting by Adrien Moreau-Neret (1860-1944)

The French enamailleur Eugene Feuillatre (1870-1916) Painting by Adrien Moreau-Neret (1860-1944) 1905 Paris
JLJ4683142 The French enamailleur Eugene Feuillatre (1870-1916) Painting by Adrien Moreau-Neret (1860-1944) 1905 Paris, Musee d Orsay Attention

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Johannes Gensfleisch zum Laden zum Gutenberg, 1400-1468, German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor

Johannes Gensfleisch zum Laden zum Gutenberg, 1400-1468, German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor
7279852 Johannes Gensfleisch zum Laden zum Gutenberg, 1400-1468, German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor by Unknown Artist

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: The journeyman goldsmith with the master in the background watching a woman at her spinning wheel

The journeyman goldsmith with the master in the background watching a woman at her spinning wheel
7279871 The journeyman goldsmith with the master in the background watching a woman at her spinning wheel by Unknown Artist

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Blackwork Designs with Various Mammals and Birds, Plate 5 from a Series of Blackwork... after 1622

Blackwork Designs with Various Mammals and Birds, Plate 5 from a Series of Blackwork... after 1622
Blackwork Designs with Various Mammals and Birds, Plate 5 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combined with Figures, Birds, Animals and Flowers, after 1622

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Blackwork Designs with Flowers, Plate 6 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combine... after 1622

Blackwork Designs with Flowers, Plate 6 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combine... after 1622
Blackwork Designs with Flowers, Plate 6 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combined with Figures, Birds, Animals and Flowers, after 1622

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Blackwork Designs with Flowers and Commedia dell Arte Figures, Plate 4 from a Series... after 1622

Blackwork Designs with Flowers and Commedia dell Arte Figures, Plate 4 from a Series... after 1622
Blackwork Designs with Flowers and Commedia dell Arte Figures, Plate 4 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combined with Figures, Birds, Animals and Flowers, after 1622

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Blackwork Designs with Acrobats, Butterflies and Other Insects, Plate 3 from a Serie... after 1622

Blackwork Designs with Acrobats, Butterflies and Other Insects, Plate 3 from a Serie... after 1622
Blackwork Designs with Acrobats, Butterflies and Other Insects, Plate 3 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combined with Figures, Birds, Animals and Flowers, after 1622

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Blackwork Designs with Putti and Felines, Plate 8 from a Series of Blackwork Ornamen... after 1622

Blackwork Designs with Putti and Felines, Plate 8 from a Series of Blackwork Ornamen... after 1622
Blackwork Designs with Putti and Felines, Plate 8 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combined with Figures, Birds, Animals and Flowers, after 1622

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: Blackwork Designs with Birds and Insects, Plate 2 from a Series of Blackwork Ornamen... after 1622

Blackwork Designs with Birds and Insects, Plate 2 from a Series of Blackwork Ornamen... after 1622
Blackwork Designs with Birds and Insects, Plate 2 from a Series of Blackwork Ornaments combined with figures, birds, animals and flowers, after 1622

Background imageGoldsmith Collection: The Cross of the Treasure of Sain John, verso, detail, 1457-59

The Cross of the Treasure of Sain John, verso, detail, 1457-59
7268339 The Cross of the Treasure of Sain John, verso, detail, 1457-59 by Italian School, (15th century); Museo dell Opera del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; (add.info.: Florence)



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In the bustling streets of medieval Europe, a goldsmith diligently hammers away at his workbench, creating intricate pieces that would adorn the noblest of lords and ladies. The air is filled with the rhythmic clinking of metal against metal as he meticulously shapes each delicate detail. Meanwhile, in a cozy corner of the Mitre Tavern in London, Oliver Goldsmith, James Boswell, and Samuel Johnson engage in lively conversation over pints of ale. Their intellectual banter echoes through the centuries, leaving an indelible mark on literature and philosophy. Across the continent, Johannes Gutenberg revolutionizes communication with his groundbreaking invention. As a German goldsmith turned printer, he brings forth the age of mass-produced books and ushers in an era of knowledge accessible to all. Legends also intertwine with goldsmiths' tales - like that of St Dunstan who cunningly outwitted the devil himself. In 1826's captivating depiction by an artist's hand, we witness this epic battle between good and evil unfold before our eyes. Fast forward to Devonshire House where leaders gather for a noble cause -the British Red Cross Society. With hearts as precious as gold itself, they strive to alleviate suffering and bring hope to those in need. Brick Court stands tall amidst London's legal district; its name forever linked to renowned barrister William Goldsmith QC. Here justice is sought under watchful eyes that have witnessed countless trials unfold within these walls. Venturing into Gavriel's workshop reveals a treasure trove filled with silver jewelry parts and gleaming tools waiting patiently for their master's touch. Each piece tells a story -a testament to craftsmanship passed down through generations. Traveling back in time along Portsmouth Goldsmith Avenue takes us on a nostalgic journey to early 1900s England when horse-drawn carriages graced its cobbled streets. A golden era frozen in sepia-toned memories.