elizabeth gage® & kallos gallery – Exhibition of jewellery and antiquities, Kallos Gallery, 14-16 Davies Street, London W1, until 26th September
Combine the jewellery of the highly regarded jewellery designer Elizabeth Gage with the remarkable ancient Greek antiquities in Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza’s recently opened Kallos Gallery and you have what can only be described as truly classic elegance.
In her book The Unconventional Gage Miss Gage writes ‘Coins have always had a fascination for me because of their historical association. I became fascinated by Alexander the Great after using coins bearing his head many times in my jewellery. When I pick up an ancient coin I am aware that I am touching a piece that has been handled by people many hundreds of years ago,’
It is particularly appropriate that some pieces are being shown with ancient Greek coins in this exhibition which so succinctly combines ancient and modern in such an engaging way.