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Silver

Posted on 2011/04/03 14:01:30 (April 2011).

[Saturday 2nd April 2011]
I wanted to buy another pair of antique cufflinks today, so in the morning we caught the tube up to Angel, and went for a stroll around Camden Passage, one of London's antiques markets, taking in breakfast at The Breakfast Club (which I wasn't that impressed by) while we were there.

We had a pretty thorough examination of just about every stall and shop that was open, but I couldn't find a pair I liked at a reasonable price. I did however buy a very small silver spoon (a salt or mustard spoon) for a very reasonable 8. It had Birmingham hallmarks, a 1923 datestamp, and was made by Daniel and Arter.

Not wanting to give up just yet we decided to widen our search, and got on a bus towards the centre of London. We got off near Euston, to go and quickly pay a vist to the Evolving English exhibition at the British Library, but it was too busy to really see anything, so we didn't linger very long.

From there we had a pleasant stroll down through Fitzrovia and on to Bond Street, where we went into Gray's Antiques Market. They apparently have 200 dealers there, although I think only about a quarter or less open on a Saturday. Still there were a few interesting things to look at, and eventually I settled on a pair of 1935 silver cufflinks (Chester hallmarks), slightly Deco in style, made by Henry Griffith & Sons.

We also went to a charity sale in aid of the Japanese earthquake relief efforts, and Chie bought herself a rather nice Stella McCartney bag. I was very supportive of this (to the point of being pushy) as Stella McCartney is a vegetarian and, I believe, doesn't use any leather in her products. Plus of course all the money went to a very good cause.

After a quick bit of libation at a pub I hadn't been to before (the King's Head in Mayfair), we headed over to Rice Wine Shop to buy some supplies, and then headed back home.

In the evening had the usual Japanese food for dinner - tofu, rice, miso soup, kimchi etc.



Comment 1

chie no kao moto ni modotta youdesune!
oisisouna asagohan desune!
sutekina supu-n desune.
bokin arigatou!

Posted by yoko at 2011/04/04 07:33:09.

Comment 2

chie no kao moto ni modotta youdesune!
oisisouna asagohan desune!
sutekina supu-n desune.
bokin arigatou!

Posted by yoko at 2011/04/04 07:33:11.

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