Friends of Decorative Arts: English Silver
England was the world center for silver in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Lenore Binzer, the owner of Lenore & Daughters: Antiques & Necessaries in Alexandria, Virginia, will provide an overview of English silver and specific hallmarks, which can be used to trace almost any post-1300 object. She will also look at the Museum’s choice collection and will display antique silver, as well. Barbra Streisand, an aficionado of the decorative arts, has visited Ms. Binzer’s store, housed in a late-nineteenth-century building.
The decorative arts have been an important part of the Museum collection from the very beginning. FODA programs are entertaining and informative and provide opportunities to make new friends. Annual dues are $20, in addition to Museum membership. To join, please contact Membership Coordinator Kathryn Reina: Kathryn@fine-arts.org or 727.896.2667, ext. 248. Non-FODA members can attend programs for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator. These programs will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m.