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A Place for Gold (clip)

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Published on Apr 7, 2016

This film, directed by Basil Wright, follows the story of a young silversmithing apprentice, arriving at Goldsmiths' Hall for the traditional ceremony of receiving his 'freedom' as a qualified craftsman at the age of 21. There are shots of this historic building, of pieces from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The film describes some of the past and present activities of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, shows how a silver jug is made by hand from a flat sheet of silver, and visits some of the leading British silver factories and shops.

16mm. Full film c.26 mins. 1959

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