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At the Sign of the Falcon: The Fascinating Life of Jazz Age Goldsmith Henry George Murphy

John Benjamin
40th Anniversary 2017 AGM on Wednesday 5 April at 10:30 in the presence of Lady Camoys, Henley DFAS President, and June Robinson, NADFAS National Chairman
John Benjamin

Harry Murphy served his apprenticeship under Henry WIlson, probably Bitain's greatest designer goldsmith of the Arts & Crafts era.  He worked from premises in Marylebone known as the Falcon Studio where he designed and created a prodigious amount of silverware as well as some truly startling gold, silver and enamel jewellery inspired by nature, architecture, the Ballet Russes and the vibrancy of the Jazz Age.

John Benjamin was with Phillips Auctioneers for 23 years, latterly as International Director of Jewellery.  He is an independent Jewellery Consultant and lectures, writes and broadcasts (including the BBC Antiques Roadshow).