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‘Silver in Georgian Ireland’ Lecture by Alison Fitzgerald and Launch of Irish Georgian Silver

12.01.2021, 15:00 P.M.

Silver in Georgian Ireland’ Lecture by Alison Fitzgerald and Launch of Irish Georgian Silver

This illustrated talk will consider the context in which silver goods were made, used, valued and displayed in Georgian Ireland. It will discuss the demand for silver goods (from the perspectives of makers, retailers, and consumers) and will consider how new commodities like English porcelain and Sheffield plate affected the demand for silver (locally produced or imported) in Ireland. As well as providing a well-illustrated, general introduction to the subject, this lecture will also highlight new research in the field, as it is held to mark the publication of Studies in Irish Georgian Silver (Four Courts Press, 2020). Alison FitzGerald is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Maynooth University. She has published extensively on the market for silver in eighteenth-century Ireland; her monograph Silver in Georgian Dublin: making, selling, consuming was published by Routledge in 2016 (pbk 2019) and she is the editor of Studies in Irish Georgian Silver (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2020). She is a Director of the Castletown Foundation, a member of the academic advisory board for Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, and Secretary to the Antique Plate Committee of the Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin.

This is a virtual lecture and it is pre-recorded through Zoom. Members will be able to view the lectures for 7 days and will be accessed by a link sent out by email.

There is a special launch price for people attending the lecture courtesy of Four Courts Press and the Irish Georgian Society: Members Discount: 20% off - €40 (rrp €50) / Non-Members Discount: 10% off - €45 (rrp €50). If you would like to avail of this discount, please email the shop to reserve a copy. (shop@igs.ie)

Time:3pm / Ticket Price: €10

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