This richly-illustrated paperback book accompanies the silver city exhibition currently at Portsmouth Museum & Art Gallery. It showcases the city’s fantastic collection of civic silver, which is one of the largest in the UK.
Written by our curators, this book explores the role that these objects have played in the history of Portsmouth.
Starting with the Bodkin Cup from the 16th century, the book features images of many iconic objects, ranging from the amazing silver-plated model of HMS Victory to a Suffragette’s hunger strike medal.
This publication is supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Published by Tricorn books in 2022.
Portsmouth’s Museums celebrate the rich history of the Great Waterfront City. Including Charles Dickens’ Birthplace, Southsea Castle, and Portsmouth Museum and Art gallery – showcasing one of the world’s largest collections pertaining to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes. Visit our shop which includes some exclusive Portsmouth Museums gifts and treat yourself or a loved one to something special.
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